When I read the homework for today, I jumped up and knock hit the corner of the group. The upper corner to be clear. From there I bounced bang back into the bottom corner. I tried to get up but I fell poof on the cold floor. Why don't you put underfloor heating in the group? I walked on all fours to the wall, and I zdrangbanged my head on the masonry. Just about to fall off Facebook. I stopped at the edge and looked down. The abyss below our site is still ugly. Let me go on so I don't slip.

(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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