I invented the method of turning the human into an idiot. Along a single generation, there will no longer be intelligent people and, if some of them still remain, they will be considered mad and ostracized. You will not be able to fight against my invention, because, first of all, it's not entropic, the foolishness dissipation will lead to more foolishness. Secondly, in a few years, there will no longer be anyone able to oppose it, not even theoretically. In conclusion, other inventions do not even matter.

(Translated by Emilia-Georgiana Călinescu / 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 every few days. 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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