The submersible reached the bottom of the trench. The trio cheered as the depth reading displayed 26,850 feet.

“We made it,” cried Raquel. “So few people have reached this depth.”

The cheering stopped when a voice came from the gloom outside, “you’re back?”

Shout out to the missus today for lending me a jelly painting for this story. I was faffing around with dark background jellies and Posca pens and it just wasn’t working. I went for a grumble to her about it and spotted her jelly painting on the wall. To quote those seagulls from Finding Nemo, MINE!

You can check her art out and say hello to her on Twatter at @DonnaMStrachan and you can nobble her art prints from Society6.

Thanks to Warren for the continued $10 Patronage

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22 thoughts on “Gloom”

  1. This is cool! Didn’t know whether to be frightened for them or excited!!! The effects in the vid are cool too….and I love the painting! Cheers to Both of You!!! 🙂


  2. I would go and snaffle her Hollyhock flowers if I were you. It is a ready made large nosed witch riding a weird vehicle, or beast. Adapt and prosper!

    version 2 has “bugger off!” as the finale.


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