Sit down on the left. And you are on the right. Excellent. This pyramid will open your chakras. Mr Zeus, you see, Mr Miluţ didn't pay the fee of 50 euro for today's class. He says that he wants to be convinced first on what he spends his money. Ok. Heathen, why are you defying the power offered to me as a gift by the gods? Do you think you are superior? How can you receive for free the Union with the Universe? Get out of the pyramid. Now. People, this rotten apple, Mr Miluţ, can close our chakras forever with his attitude.

(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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