The cathedral groaned under the pressure (from the four bunkers). The take-off is done in segments, and some gold paint from the spire is chipped off. The crosses hanged near the windshield add a +25 Shield bonus and the plane recovers in its tracks. The passengers with premium memberships for the all inclusive post-apocalyptic extension gaze at the warheads that are aimed towards Eastern Europe. The SS CMNP barely breach the atmosphere when the questions start: what's the WiFi password? Someone in the heaven answers: Forever and ever, Admin. With or without capital letters? With a space between them or are they linked?

(Translated by Ruxandra Ioana Vasile / 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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