I come to Vama Veche because I love the sea, the accommodation and the freedom. I want to forget my complicate cases. I like the chill nights spent in a tent, warmed by a beautiful woman body which is close to mine. I like to fall asleep with the sound of the waves breaking on the shore. In the morning I like to make love to my girlfriend and then, after a bath in the sea, we like to drink our coffee at Ahmet. I don't go to the crowded side of Vama Veche, I like it quiet. Here I am not the terrible detective Iulianes, I am just a man from Vama Veche.

(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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