08.05.2021

Listen, girl, let me tell you what I did. I arrived home. I put the ram on the barbecue. I put nicely on the table humus, tabbouleh, poppadoms, red wine, everything he likes. I shred and mixed in the salad the pill you gave me. I took a bath in salts, oils and bubbles. I shaved, oiled and put eyeshadow on. I slipped into the sexy lingerie. My boobs look alright. My lifted and tasty butt is noticeable. Now I'm waiting for him. If I am not pleased this time either I'll screw this and go to my mother.

(Translated by Mălina Ţîru / 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 April 2021, the group has 5.600 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, Răzvan Penescu, 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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