Five seasons are attached to her wrist. She wears two Suns in her ears and has two Earth Planets tattooed on his ankle. She is dressed in a moon-colored dress and keeps her hair tight so that her dreams, fears, expression wrinkles and bitterness in her eyes can be seen.
She has aspirations to the two heavens high. Her laughter echoes five cardinal points; she never cries. When she blinks, draws long caressed requests on my eyelashes.
She, the real, born on an invented day.

(Translated by Irina Giurgiu / 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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