So, c'mon, tell me. You met her. How's the girl. Cool, bro. She's really cool. Dude, she cooked for me. Dude, shut up. A good one, that also cooks. You're lucky. I think you stepped in shit. Dude, I didn't, but. And tell me, what did she cooked for you. My bro, I have no idea, something Asian, it looked good. She told me how it's called. But, well, I forgot. Anyway. Tell me, did she get dressed up, a sexy dress, something. Yes, man, she was all dolled up when I got there. She really badass, the table ready, a rose and all that. It smelled like food. And now what are you doing. Dude, I am writing to you from the toilet right now.

(Translated by Nina Iulia Tufă / 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 May 2021, the group has 6.400 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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