Your Honor, when she told him she liked reading, the defendant thought that she was going to share a library with the other defendant, not a cellar where he drinks like a pig, I'm sorry, I was quoting from the declaration. What is even worse is that after he drinks it doesn't rise anymore, you wanted to write get up, so goodbye to afroasian relationships, as he erroneously promised. And the moon from the sky, the C probe, is a tin necklace. So I beg you to stop the marriage with this man, who is counterfeit like a Chinese product. You eat rice, mister lawyer, he defended.

(Translated by Diana Simulescu / 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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