God, what a bad title.
Surely it's the book of a great creative man, the kind who thinks he has something to say even in writhing, not just on the pitches. He knows best, has experience with large clients and wants to tell from the intimacy of his briefs and projects. He's someone who knows how to be inventive and stellar and couldn't resist keeping that to himself. He certainly has at least one sponsor; he just wasn't going to pour all this bullshits on his own money. Here, exactly what I was telling you about: Pumanitas publishing house. Collective project, my ass!

(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 every few days. 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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