Hi. Hello. You're taller in reality. Haha. Thanks. yes, I am. Are we having lunch at that table in the corner? Do you want to eat or just drink? What do you really do? I? A little bit of everything, stuff on the writing. No, from Bucharest, born and raised. Ah, of course dogs. Hard to say, but probably Pizza. I like talking to you. And? How many more have you seen from the app? Ah no, how to judge, would be absurd. Are we there yet? I'd like to talk to you again, sure. You're cool. Xoxo. Sleep well.
Black and white, please. 10... no, 15 copies.

(Translated by Denisa Dărăban / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)

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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