And I have stolen quickly another one. But it doesn't really feel the same. I was watching football games before, I was drinking packs of beer and screamed at different moments until my throat was sore. Now I cry at soap operas and sip ginger eco-tea. Before, I was lifting weight in order for the six pack to be visible, now I focus on chest, wait and booty. Before, I was buying myself those clothes at something.99, now I only buy from Dana Channel and Iulia Coco. Mihai Blahnik shoes are a must. Only one thing did not change: I was looking at women before, now I still look at women.
(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, 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.