Lost 4 pieces of baggage, of various sizes, Timeless Emotions type, fabric, black, beautifully crafted, well- comparted, cipher closure, with fastening straps on the inside, four- wheeled, telescopic handle, Bucharest District 2, FriendZone area, at Angelica S's place. The contents of the lost luggage: 7 love deceptions, 15,780 frustrations, 20 panic attacks, 620 regrets, 97 sorrows, 89 painful memories, 50,000 weaknesses, and tears - 2 litres. If you happen to find them, give them all to Angelica S. She can have it all.

(Translated by Elena Florea / 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 March 2021, the group has 4.500 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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