Alois had had enough of his mom's attempts to set him up on dates. It was always with weird, uptight girls. The last one she had shoved down his throat was obsessed with wool. She went on and on for 45 minutes about different types, thicknesses, colors and so on. He swore that from that moment on he would kick right out any girl his mom brought. But then, one day his mom brought Klara. She smiled at him once and bam! He was head over heels with her. He even married her. And as soon as she became Mrs. Hitler, she gave him a little son named Adolf.

(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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