Come on, wolf, give me a break. You're a recidivist, you made it with the goat, with the piglets, these guys are looking for you everywhere and you're hitting on me. What for? So you eat my granny, who's got strong flesh and is senile. Honestly, you'd do me a favor, \'cuz I've had enough of going there just to come off well as an influencer. In the end the hunter shoots you, the old hag comes out unharmed and everyone's happy except us. We'd better drink some coffee and make a serious plan. Do you live alone or with your girlfriend?

(Translated by Alexandra Lica / 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.

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