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"Submariner" is a piece of flash fiction written by Frank Ballast about isolation and miscommunication, or perhaps the impossibility of communication.

The Story

Ash cans were falling around us. In our steel bubble we could faintly make out love notes splashing some 50 meters above us. Soon the Dear Johns would arrive, ready to feed us heartbreak from the world we did not quite understand. We should have been born with webbed feet.