21.05.2021

I laid down on the couch and started to tell my friend that my late husband haunts me every day. He sits down at the table with me, watches TV, he is everywhere. The worst part is when he slips/ sneaks into bed beside me. My boyfriend dumped me. He told me he can't stand the fact that I have better orgasms when he doesn't touch me at all. While I was telling her about my strange experience, I fell asleep. When I woke up, my friend was lying on the carpet, moaning. My husband, was on top of her, kissing her breasts.

(Translated by Iulia-Teodora Urea / 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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