It is hard for myself to decide. I liked that other one better. But it seems these two who have stayed are thinner and, look, this one, with the curly hair, is also short. How much can she eat? If I go out with her for a dinner, I will still have money left for myself. Oh, no, because she's vegan and these restaurants are more expensive than the normal ones. Good for me that I have read about it. Damn, I should pay attention to all the details. It drops off the list. And, I kind of like that plump one better. Maybe she's on a diet and she doesn't eat a lot. That's it, I take the risk. I will ask this one out.

(Translated by Diana-Maria Croitoru / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / 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, with the texts limited to 500 characters (in Romanian, so the length of the English translation might be a little different) - a flash-fiction exercise on a topic that changes almost daily. 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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