First day. I rushed to the window. They hadn't grown. From the cloud across the way, Costică waved at me. The village drunkard. He had ended up in Heaven as well? Domnica sent me kisses from her cloud, two smiles away. Maybe the lawyer she got laid with had put in a good word for her. Otherwise, considering her past, I couldn't seem to understand how she had gotten in Heaven. I didn't get a chance to say another word when a cherub with a devilish tail came to fold the clouds. To the Purgatory, please, he said drily and pointed to the winding labyrinth stretching over two ridges.
(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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