Archie, what have you found in the sea that you bark so madly? The damn cork, I can almost see that it's empty, and I even cut myself with the effing cutter trying to open a bottle. Hihihi, I can almost hear Jim, Madame Tarantino, are you messing with me again? Thank God it opened; it's good that the handwriting can still be seen. I, Mary Phelps Jacob, solemnly swear that I will discipline any tit, of any size, shape, or colour, for the immortalization of women's freedom of movement. What is that sketch, Madame Tarantino? grinned Jim, Seems to be your gran'ma's bra.

(Translated by Alexandr Cotar / 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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