Daddy, when will you come home? Tonight, my dear. Stay with mom and be a good girl. Daddy, I won't go to sleep until you come. Today I will invent something. Have you come, daddy? Mommy, put away your phone and come to me! Theere. Put your hands here, both of you. Don't be scared, it won't hurt. The girl drew them a little red heart inside a bigger red heart with a marker. I've just invented a spell, and you, daddy, will see that you won't go to work tomorrow anymore, and you, mommy, won't play with your phone. You'll both play with me. Now I'm off to sleep. Can't wait for tomorrow.
(Translated by Alexandr Cotar / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficţiuni Reale.