It's madness out there. I can barely breathe in surprise, how it did not cross my mind so far. Listen to me, it's not my invention, we are the invention, hi hi, it's something unbelievable. All of us, the humans, we are all God. Seriously now. We are the shape of consciousness of Universe. Yes, we are star dust, but leaving, understand that maybe for the first time in the world history, we can see each other and ourselves as omnipotent creative beings, where are you going, wait, listen to me, listen to me.

(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 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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