My dear boy, I arrived safely in Canada and found a job. I'm trying to learn English, see? At first, I thought I was in the wrong country, there are so many Chinese here. They queue in front of Gucci to buy clothes. That's how I started talking with a girl with glued eyes because I wanted to know what was going on. We understood each other by signs, but she was very nice. She asked me to take her packages to the car and that's how I got to her house. A palace. Now I have a job as a meid or maid or made in China. I don't know exactly how it's correct. But you do understand. 吻你

(Translated by Andreea-Simona Trufin / 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.

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