It was for the first time that Fashion Week was held in Huşi. After a lot of stress and hundreds of hours of work, my collection was ready. I put on my shoes, which I've personally received from Manolo Blahnik, slipped into my dress, which I've made in collaboration with Vera Wang, and I went to Kiki, to give her some last advice before she walked onstage. That's when I saw him. Gregorio Almami, my ex, together with some woman. Bastard. She was wearing a tracksuit with a handbag. God. I pulled out my Samdung and took a picture.

(Translated by Ioana Stan / 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 February 2021, the group has 4.300 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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