Baby, I like your photo. I like yours too, the app matched us well. Should I come to your place so we can make a sextape? I'll open Prohub for you. I'm in the taxi, I'll blast you so hard you'll call me Nagasaki. Do whatever you want with me, binge on me. I'll rework your whole plot. Have you got enough for a feature film? It'll be a marathon. Hurry up, I'm past the credits. Coming up the stairs now. Is that you knocking? Yeah. Come in and take your clothes off. Meet the main character. Yikes, we can't even do a short clip with this. Huh? Have you heard the joke about HBO? No. GO.

(Translated by Carla Beţianu / 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.

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