08.04.2021

One ticket to Alaska? With all due respect, I know your status, but you still need the Kingdom's approval. Moreover, this means pure suicide.
With a firm gesture, the young man lifted his hat from his eye to get a better look at the ticket seller and says to him: you do not know true love. Look at my blades as they light up when I think of her. Without her I am nothing. I'm useless even alive. If I die in the arms of my beloved Enigel, I will keep my love for an eternity.

(Translated by Mihaela Ţarida / 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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