I am the Woman of Your Dreams; thou shall have no other women before Me.
Thou shall leave the toilet seat down.
Thou shall not take my name in vain; shall not gossip about me with your thugs.
Remember My birthday to keep it holy.
Honor your mother and father, may be well with thou.
Thou shall not kill the hope that I might find someone better than you.
Thou shall not wake up after me.
Thou shall not make other women smile.
Thou shall not lie to me.
Thou shall not desire a threesome.
Wow. That's very cool, Dana. I'll pay for the meal. Gotta go, but talk to you on Tinder.
(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, setting their texts within the limit of 500 symbols (in Romanian language, so in English the limit might be a little different) - a flash-fiction exercise with an almost daily changed topic. 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.