Where is it? Don't irritate me, I have things to do, my dough is rising, come, show me. My God, how big it is. Ye', I didn't believe you, but ye' it's just like in the TV show. Has three faces. Somebody must have touched it, Ana, poor sod, quickly making gestures to ward off evil, afraid she might get barren and be dumped by Levente, cause he want 5 kids, not normal himself. Well let's go down and have a looksie. Ring the bell at No. 2, tell mother-in-law she doesn't know what she's missing. Wow, how it glitters in the sun, cross yourself, me too. How do you call it, monalis? Monolith? Again you're making things up.

(Translated by R.C. / 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 4.300 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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