I needed to go backstage, to request an autograph. I was in love with his whole being, so I asked him to give me an autograph on my forearm, and I was going to tattoo what he was going to write. He was squeezing my arm and gently scratched indecipherable letters with a pen. I told him I wanted to tattoo that scribble and he asked me to come with him to the hotel. I got in his acid-smelling limousine. She didn't look at me, not for a second, but in the 8 minutes it took us to get to the hotel, she left me pregnant.
(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.