Bring me my pillows. More. Bring all of them. Here we go. The small ones as well. Now take the bedsheet. Hold on tight. Not like this, the other way around. Bring me that big box. Yes, empty it and but everything under the bed. Yes, all pilled up. Quiet or she'll hear us. Close the door. Don't slam it. Come on, man, can you be more quiet? All of you, come here, next to me. Yes. Wait, we need one more thing. Shh or she'll hear us. Scissors. I'll cut, not you, step aside. Get yourself another pair of scissors if you want to participate. Faster because we need a lot. One, two, three and: Happy birthday, mommy!
(Translated by Alma Teodora Miron / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficţiuni Reale.