My darling, today I write you my last letter, you didn`t answer me, anyway.
My darling, we went through a lot together, I recall your face from a picture, you weren`t smiling. Your touch had stayed in my womb alive, maybe this is why I`m insisting, I always thought that we could change others when good things happen, although not even then you smiled. Your voice that I can still hear, your hushed tone, from a voice mail in which you were telling me about your so urgent plans. My darling, I`ve bought my ticket but you didn`t gave me an address.

(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, 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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