When this Chronicle from the reign of His Majesty, the Emperor Julian, the coolest king to all of his people and those of the wider world. That when the thing with closed borders got worse, he thought about turning his back around reorienting himself.. He called the great co-residents. The Turkish, Tatar, Hungarian, Armenian and the Serb came. And he said, "Fuck it, I was thinking to sell wholesale. What do you say we form another party of minorities? "Let our mouths eat some caviar." .

(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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