The first time I saw him, I could not understand the writing on the tracksuit because of the creases, Cucci or Bucci, to this day I don't know, but the headband was definitely Huo Boss, I just knew he was my soulmate, I couldn't stand boss either.
I liked that he was anti-system. We weren't getting coffee at Starbucks, but at Sunbucks, Moonbucks or Stardust, he knew all sorts of unknown places.
He was actually always ready to make objections.
I thought he was head over heels for me and sent him to get me the moon. He just brought me a big, round donut.

(Translated by Oana Oprea / 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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