I sit and watch her for hours. I like to capture her in the most intimate moments. I saw her and happily rubbing those long hands like branches of who knows what joy, I saw her also rustling her hair restlessly. I didn't tell you - she's a contortionist. Sometimes he lowers his forehead to the ground, in such a way that makes me think she's ready to break. But she doesn't care at all of with what I think. She doesn't even know that I exist. I also saw her naked, completely naked. But most of the time I saw her crying. As the name suggests - weeping willow.
(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, setting their texts within the limit of 500 symbols (in Romanian language, so in English the limit might be a little different) - a flash-fiction exercise with an almost daily changed topic. 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.