He was ten when he had disappeared without any trace, during a game of hide-and-seek. After a few weeks, they stopped looking for him and sold the property. Around that time, strange things happened, and all kind of rumors started about that house: that objects appear and disappear, that someone eat from the fridge at night, that you could hear steps and giggles. Those who moved in there, couldn't stay more than a month.
Being completely left alone, he wondered if he had gone a bit too far with that joke.
(Translated by Irina Bîlcan / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
*Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficţiuni Reale.