06.05.2021

Don't smoke, don't drink, don't take pills for no reason, eat healthily, avoid sugar excess, read, listen to music, exercise, smile a lot, be happy. These are the vital commandments you sacredly need to obey. Please take them into consideration, mother. Why? Because I want to see you, mother. And then, when you give birth to me, I promise I'll be a top-notch kid. Ouch, what's happening? What's with the cold metallic tool? What's it doing to me? Oh, and I was just about to talk to you abou

(Translated by Mihaela Guţu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / 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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