I am a Sagittarius with the ascendant in Cancer. Sagittarians are excluded. Cancerians would be suitable but they are too steady. Scorpios are passionate but they sting. Pisceans are simply disagreeable. Capricorns are colder than the ice. Leos are excessively proud of themselves. Arians and Taureans are annoyingly stubborn. Virgos make me fall asleep. Aquarians are so visionary that they proposed me only online sex. Geminis would flirt even with their mothers. Librans hardly decide even upon two fried eggs and an omelet. What does it remain to me? To move on to the Chinese Zodiac.

(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, 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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