Yo, Joanna, biddie, you were a virgin and didn't tell? Look at this sheet, these stains will never come off. It's covered in your shit. Joanna choked back a chuckle, but that dumbass Viorel was from a good family. And to trick him right form their first date was very cool, good for her, bad for him, as she enjoyed fooling around. Yes, I swear on Jesus and His Holy Mother! I was a virgin, what did you think? Happy, but a little skeptical - he had heard rumors - Viorel kept looking at the sheet. Joanna was happy too. By the way, Viorel, I'm gonna be a virgin for a couple more days.

(Translated by Elena-Carmen Bobocescu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / 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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