And then, what?
And then, there was a bang, like a nucelotic extrapansion, said the gentleman very seriously.
Nucleotic extrapansion? The reporter is amused.
Yes, like that, like a little something of a strange and abscons and false nature, all in one.
And then?
I freaked out on the trotiley like an anarchopolis and I snatched my shkapartz.
Shkapartz? The reporter breaks into laughter.
An icicle fell, ma'am.
On her head, a young woman in her fluffy robe completes.
He lay here for almost ten minutes until the ambulance arrived, the newsagent intervenes.

(Translated by Anca Cristina Ilie / 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.

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