I was with Vasile for a few years, but we didn't have kids. He really wished for a boy to carry his name. I tried all I could until a friend told me of this guru. He invited me into a brightly coloured room and told me to lie down and then I think I fell asleep because I woke up sweating. It was obvious that he worked hard to release my chakras because his beard was also wet. He told me to return if nothing changed, but there was no need. And Vasile? I just told him that a miracle happened.
(Translated by Jin Cristian Yang / 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.