The Swedish girl was hot, bro. We understood each other; she knew a tad of English and Romanian from her mom. You know me, I never miss my chance. Excuze me, I don zpeak Romanian wel, buht I heu hrd dat yu hev a faimowz beach here were de young party vere wel. Ah, Vama Veche, I say. Yes, take me to Fama. She was mine. That's it, we're camping and staying in a tent, I tell her, for the complete trip. Teent? What is teent? She gave me a fearful look, and I thought I had lost her, bro. But I made her a sketch, and I was all set. Look, it's like an Egipt pyramid, only that it's traditional for Fama Feche.

(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 Ficțiuni Reale.

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