Sun, sand, warm water, it's like a five-star, all-inclusive hotel. But we're all vegetarians here, no meat. Yes, lacto-ovo is ok. Alcohol? We have all sorts of wine. Just the other day we had a drink with St. Peter. He made such a good Fragolino this year, it's mouth-watering. But you'll notice a funny thing: alcohol has no effect here, you won't get dizzy. Cocaine? No, sorry. What would be the purpose anyway, if we'll still be lucid? Aye, angel, what did I fast my entire life for? Where's hell, I want to go down.
(Translated by Eleonora Manea / 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.