The Second Roman-German Empire had its capital, of course, at Roman, in Neamţ. During the reign of Motto the Great, also called the King of Quotes by his people, there was a partial Renaissance of the "manelist" Rococo, which focused on the excessive embellishments, both in an architectural and onomatopoeic sense. At the same time, there were also made the Hanging Chickens of the Semipyramid, the Fan of Alexandria, the Rooster from Rhodes or the Impaler State Building, all located in Roman. In the meantime, they were stolen. It is what it is.

(Translated by Camelia Diaconu / 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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