There was a huge bustle over at A's studio. The actors came to the shared photoshoot for the official poster. Said so in the contract. The girls in make-up were barely keeping up, PR was trying to settle conflicts among ruffles and shoes. The actresses were dissatisfied because they didn't get a chance to eat anything and it was late, the actors were irritated from waiting for their turn to come, the producers were watching Simona Halep's match. The renowned photographer finally made it and everyone came to the shot looking gorgeous, radiant, picture-perfect.

(Translated by Ana Stănilă / 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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