I would make every effort to quickly set up theaters in all the cities of the country, so that no graduate of acting and related studies would remain unemployed. I would offer super-equipped workshops to the plastic artists, performance fancy halls to the musicians. I would provide everyone with houses for work and substantial salaries. I would do my best to make art and culture flourish. The members of the former regime will live permanently in the museums of Jilava, Gherla and Aiud, in prison.
(Translated by Blanca Dumitru / 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 June 2021, the group has 6.650 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.