On Mondays I hate the present participle and Burundi. The truth be told it also sounds very ugly. I can't stand the present participle and in Burundi I don't believe. OK, neither in Utah, cuz' that also sounds like hell. I believe in kürtőskalács and thar's easy to see. You do realise that I copy-paste it, because I didn't know how it's written. That flavour inebriates me, even if it could also be due to the brandy, I could never tell for sure. The miracle of the sweet and tender dough. The poem of the hole. Kürtőskalács makes me feels sparrows in my stomach. Butterflies could be felt by any fool.
(Translated by Camelia Băluţă / 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.