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A novella by Jeff lane called Crush Depth starts off his Origins of Legends series:

Marylou Kelsum is a young scientist about to embark on the journey of a lifetime on-board a first-of its-kind research submarine on its maiden voyage to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean.

But not long after they get under way, Marylou’s professional dream come true turns into a nightmare. A face appears, looking into her cabin porthole at the impossible depth of 5,000 meters below the ocean’s surface. And worse, she thinks she recognizes the face as that of a fellow crew member.

From the mind that brought you This Paper World and ONE WAY, Jeff Lane now invites you to dive to deep into the dark, cold waters of… Crush Depth.

Crush Depth is narrated by the author and brought to life with a full cast.

Cast in order of appearance: Elizabeth Peloso, Luanne Johnson, Matt Lane, David Keep, Cher Eaves, Bryan Olivier, Karen Palmer

Music by Stephen Parker in The Wilderness Studios

Cover Art by Karen Gubbins

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  • Dr. Marylou Kelsum starts off on the voyage of a lifetime; a 14 month assignment exploring the ocean floor on a gigantic, state-of-the-art research submarine. Her excitement about being on board the Skomal's maiden voyage is tempered when she initial suspects and unwanted admirer. But that is nothing compared to the horror that she uncovers shortly after they arrive at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • After a startling discovery at her cabin porthole, Marylou determines to keep her from Tobias Havmann. Her first solo exploration in a hard suit is another step toward fulfilling her life's dream, but also brings her face to face with her worst nightmares.

  • A sinister face appearing at over 5,000 meters below the surface of the ocean has Marylou fleeing for her life. But where can you run when you are trapped below... Crush Depth?

  • As the crippled Skomal is sinking to the bottom of the ocean, Marylou finds herself trapped between two malevolent and strange creatures. But will she find an unlikely ally to assist her escape?

  • Even after escaping the doomed Skomal, Marylou realizes that she is likely to die in the grip of cold, merciless ocean. Her chances go from slim to none as she realizes her nightmare isn't over yet... it has just begun.

Thank you for a great story! It was thrilling and I was very shocked to feel like the main character while listening, going short on oxygen and the lot. Wow! Looking forward to hearing more of your work.
Fantastic job Jeff! I was hooked from the start,from the car trip,to the arrival on board,to the underwater scenarios (still bitin' me nails) and the final vacuous/claustrophobic/air-gaspingly desperate scene. With nice twists and plenty of heart-racing li'l jolts of shock/horror thrown in,it was a pure joy to listen to. All ...

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