I'm 8 years old and my dream is to become a private investigator. I've got all I need: a fingerprint set from my mother, a binocular from my grandma, a camera from my father. I go around the house, get prints, take pictures. I already have an archive full of evidence: photos with my mother's burnt food, my grandma's fingerprints on my mother's drawers, a photo with my grandpa stealing my father's cigars, a pic with my mother and my father's brother in the bedroom, the cat's prints near the platter on the table. Now I can't wait to grow up, 'cause it's only me and mum now and I'm kind of bored.
(Translated by Mihaela Guţu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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