Does buy back apply? It's a bit expensive and the instalment would be a bit high at full price. Is it possible to lose my memories? Have I told you I still need them? So? I decided that it's better to start off with a new brain. The body is still alright. I hope you install the programme for high school and college, it would be a bit weird to start all over from the first grade. I want to have the innocence of childhood and the enthusiasm of youth. I want to have high ideals and wisdom. And I also want - What are you saying? This offer does not suit me?

(Translated by Oana-Roxana Dicilea / 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 every few days. 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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