In writing is OK. Or maybe I should wait longer, to talk. You would understand me better if we faced each other. Why you do not love me anymore. I did something to you. I somehow disappointed you. If so, why you didn't draw attention to this. You don't know I would do anything for you. You really need me to prove something to you. You know how long I've been waiting for this moment. You want to be my wife. Yes. Maybe you don't know me well enough. You want me to tell you the one thing you didn't know about me. I have a question mark phobia.

(Translated by Anca Cristina Ilie / 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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