I had this idea the day I was fired from my job. To sell lies online for one dollar each. It seemed this was what the world wanted, lies told in style, all kinds of lies.
The first day I sold two, then nine, and I stopped at eight million. You can't live only on lies.
I invested the money. I bought shares in a bank. After ten days it went bankrupt. At that moment I remembered that it had been one of my first clients.
Tomorrow I have a job interview. I've already prepared a nice lie.
(Translated by Diana-Maria Croitoru / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Professor James Brown)
*Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficțiuni Reale.