Who are the ignorant fools who messed up your installations? Look! The socket is too high, and the shwitch is too low. And the shinken is askew. You can see it with the naked eye; no bubble level needed. The heating radiators, oh dear me! There are three extra heating elements in the shlaftsimăr and two subtractive in the badătsimăr. I won't be surprised if you get your wiener frozen when you take a shower. Bro, there are shtandards in our Djermany. Gheraus, if you don't respect them. Your country fellows would starve to death in our Vaterland. You, Romanians, you reshpect nothing. Well, not all of you. I, even when I was an apprentice in the mine from Fluturica, I reshpected the shtandards.

(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, 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.

1 comentariu

  • Mulțumiri
    Paul Dârvariu, 18.05.2021, 13:43

    Mulțumesc, Alexandr Cotar, mulțumesc Silvia Petrescu, mulțumesc LiterNet!