I will get rid of your vulgar pants and of all the distance between us. Without haste, I'll then count your moles one by one, until I learn you by heart. In the morning, you'll hide, naked, in my jacket and you'll come up with a coffee. I will look you in the eyes and contemplate the Sun rising from Fuji. I will get down to your little feet and hide their sensuality in immaculate Converse shoes. I will paint in white the door of the garage next to which I met you and then, over the white paint, a large red circle.

(Translated by Mădălina Mangalagiu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Professor Nadina Vişan)

Real Fiction is a collective project started in 2013 by Florin Piersic Jr. The concept of Real Fiction continued to exist as a Facebook group, after a volume of stories was published at Humanitas Publishing House. (In January 2021, the group has 3.000 members.) The authors write ultra-short stories, with the texts limited to 500 characters (in Romanian, so the length of the English translation might be a little different) - a flash-fiction exercise on a topic that changes almost daily. The group's coordinators are Florin Piersic Jr., Gabriel Molnar, and Luchian Abel. (Drawing by Adrian T. Roman)

*Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficțiuni Reale.

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