It was something strange with the pictures taken on Calea Victoriei. Firstly, on the street sign in the picture was written 'Valea Erotic II'. 'TAC' appeared on the 'Act Theater' and 'Nexus' was 'Un Sex'.
I immediately called Iulian, even though I was afraid he would tell me that I'm only dreaming nonsense. He said he liked the case, that he was fed up with investigating love affairs.
He solved the mystery in 2 seconds. The camera anagrams the letters to fool the detectives. He told me to deactivate the option, that it was way too easy, but I still owe him a beer.

(Translated by Andreea-Simona Trufin / 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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