Fall Fiction Winner in The Masters Review, judged by Ann and Jeff Vandermeer.
From the Masters Review website:
“In this astounding story, the water in a community pool turns solid, trapping its swimmers inside. The pool people, as they come to be called, are alive, though no one on the surface knows this. The story goes into the consciousness of each suspended swimmer, as they think about their lives outside of the pool, realities that seem increasingly distant.”
Read the story here.