1st Room: The Childhood: A challenging Cesarean section/ 1990, blood and emotions on a net. The first panic attack / 1996, Clutter on a mixed collage, wood and paper. We invite you in the next room: The adolescence: The first love / 2004, awkwardness and hormones on a paper. The wall on the right side is a mural one named Self Unadjustment. The Last Room: Apparently the adulthood. Tuberculosis / 2012, a physical injury and sputum on a bottle. An abortion / 2015, immaturity, tears on a material. Flyers on the desk at the exit. Artist: I still discover who I am.

(Translated by Teodora Stoian / 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 April 2021, the group has 5.600 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, 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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