Five bags of cement and nineteen meters of Ø15 pipe have remained since the renewal of the building. I propose that a bust of a personality who has positively influenced our community, who has a just attitude and is appreciated by the team, be made from these leftovers. No one had anything to say, the proposal being adopted by tacit vote. Thus, because all women voted their consorts out of fear that another would come out, and all men voted for Biby from 5, from now on we have the bust of the blonde cougar between the buildings.
(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.