Let's get over this compulsive shit like once upon a time, said Dr. Froid. Introduce yourselves. I'm the Infrared Riding Hood, I fantasize about the wolf. I'm Snow Wight, I suffer from aquaphobia. I make the diagnosis here, ma'am. The Cunning Goldilocks, divorce. Prince Charming is a prat, he even went bald, the ogre is cool, me was stupid because The Neeext. I'm the BeautiFul Sleep- Someone please wake this one up and let's move on \'cuz I ain't got time for stories. We'll go for a nice and proper hypnosis next time.

(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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