Aurel is a high-profile Romanian businessman and at the same time a big fan of James Bond; he's not the nephew of a Securitate officer for nothing, after all. He likes beautiful women, fine drinks, gambling and, of course, business. Making use of his talents as a mioritic 007, Aurel has come up with a BRIL-LIANT business idea. Kids like two things: snacks and toys. So then, if those Kinder people can get rich, why shouldn't Aurel do the same?
Aurel has opened a factory for corn puffs with a hidden surprise. The surprise? There are no toys. Brilliant.

(Translated by Cristina Fliter / 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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