Did you hear that? Yes, my lawyer just called me. I wouldn't have thought such a thing could have happened. A lot of things bring us together, but to be condemned in the same day, just fancy! Well, you might get away with a suspension. What do we do? I will go to The Happy Silicone, they did my breasts as well. They did such a good job. I will ask them to change my physiognomy and I will leave the country. I also want that! They've also fixed my lips a bit. After two months, two women take their bandages off in Punta Cana: Oh my God, they gave me your face. And yours to me.

(Translated by Diana Simulescu / 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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