Yes ma'am. No ma'am. No tattoos, but markings. No ma'am, not on the skin, on the pavement. With paint, yes. Not in black, 'the hell can you see if they're in black and white. They don't wipe out, you can pass over them with the car a thousand times and they won't disappear. No ma'am, we don't do horses or tigers. Wheeere? Ma'am, you're mocking me right now, how we're supposed to do markings on... my God.
Ghiţăăă, I told you that something is translated wrongly in that ad you put with "we mark zebras and hips". These chicks are driving me crazy.

(Translated by Irina Bîlcan / 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 Ficţiuni Reale.

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