Write couple of words about yourself. Alright. 30 years old. 6 feet 0.83". Cute. Zen. Green eyes. Brown hair. I like nature. I can cook. I wash my shirts. I iron them. I drink so little that people actually think I am sick. I know what a monkey wrench is. I know where the G spot is. I sing O Sole Mio beautifully in the shower. I do not watch soccer. I read a lot. I can listen. Dude, wait a second. So many qualities in a single human being. Why would I get married? So that someone ruin me? No, man, fuck this question, if I am a robot. Stupid phone. I am not. Maybe your ma' is.

(Translated by Ioana Oacheşu / 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 every few days. 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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