28.04.2021

Get a job, don't be a slut, she keeps telling me. Answer her that it's a crisis out there, that you have no place to work, kick her out, stick her mouth with adhesive. Can you? Hell you can, it's his mommy. He obeys her; he jumps through the window if the crazy woman asks him. Exhausted, I find a job at the Sex Shop. I tell him I work at the Flex Shop. Oh, you sell tools, he nods. Yes, big ones, small ones, I dick him around. But that's it, today's sucks. I hear behind my back: I want a giant phallus. You're too ashamed to say dick. I turn around and come face to face with the bitch.

(Translated by Iuliana Danciu / 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.

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