The alternation works out perfectly. I screw, I unscrew. In the morning I screw the rational one, with which I am calculating budgets and I am preparing pitches. When it is coffee break, I unscrew it, I hide it behind a flowerpot, and I screw that silly one which helps me flirt with my colleague from the juridic department. Last night I had a date. I dressed up fiery and sexy and I screwed in a hurry the silly one. After I inquired the poor guy about his job, his emotional luggage, his intentions, I figured out that I screwed the wrong one for a making out.

(Translated by Beatrice-Ioana Huruială / 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 July 2021, the group has 6.800 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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