What do you have in that box? Just some stuff I found in the attic. Woah, my Duel Masters card collection and Dragon Ball Z sticker album. Look, those were my sister's roller skates. I can tell, they're pink. Wow, my Batman and Robin figurines. Haha, my old Monopoly and Turbo chewing gum car collection. Do you have any idea how much we played with these toy soldiers? We placed them all over the house. And I can't believe all of them are still here. They're very cute, we can give them to Matei. No way, don't even think about touching my toys.

(Translated by Ana Stănilă / 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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