Wow. Little Tutu, my father would eat it as a boy, you would surprise me like that, you could say like a man, give me something to eat because you haven't eaten since yesterday. It's kind of unlucky to die. Too bad you're not allowed alcohol. We also drank a glass, we exchanged a word. But even so, we can talk about anything, we gossip about the neighbours' bitches, too. "I hope you're drunk enough not to remember tomorrow that otherwise you'll rub our conversations all day," the cat said suddenly.

(Translated by Bianca Dumitru / 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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