She read the text message from him: I feel lonely, I'm in my castle and I'm thinking about you. Why don't you love me? Some people are not made for us, even if they are cool. She wanted to break up with him. She was waiting for a sign to make the decision easier for her. But that message changed everything. She didn't know he had a castle. She packed her little suitcase, told her husband she's leaving him for her rich lover and called an Uber. She got to the car, breathed in, then out, and checked her mailbox: *mantle, not castle, sorry, AutoCorrect.
(Translated by Andra Daiana Păuna / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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