Wow. Where did this statue come from? People were blending in, posing, commenting on everything that had and didn't had to do with appearance. The news spread quickly through the neighbourhoods, cities and nearby countries. A tail of news has also been created - a kind of Telephone Charades - to keep everyone in touch. It has become a creed. Soon, two camps were formed: the right one, who killed for the statue, and the even more right one, who killed against the statue. When, from a truck approaching indecisively, it was heard: Look where the fucking stone fell!

(Translated by Zahra Kazemi / 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 4.300 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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