Hello, darling! Did I keep you waiting? I've been busy. But it was worth it, wasn't it? I suppose I'm all you ever wanted. I'll do anything you like. Well, practically anything. You're not too shabby yourself, though a little old. Anyway. What was that? Have I seen you before? I don't think so. Why? Are you a famous actor or something? No, honey, I don't know who you are, but don't worry, we'll get to know each other, I'll show you the best of me, lookie here, firm breasts, all natural, tight glutes. And now the piece de resistance. But first add some credits before the videochat window closes.

(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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