When I saw the end of the bridge it was already too late. Oh well, I was also drunk. Not only had I miraculously survived, but I also discovered I could teleport. I'm somewhere above, from where I can see my car and some guys with flashing beacons gathering around. It's interesting, because I thought all these happened a few years ago and I became paralyzed afterwards. So furthermore, I can also time travel. I should try to go back to being a human though. These wings are not handy at all when I need to scratch an itch.

(Translated by Cristina Stan / 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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