I have a big one. I like to keep it in the sun next to the nudist beach. Sometimes I've been blamed for being too big, and that's why there's too much noise at night. I always keep it in a visible place. Women crowd when they see it. Normal. I keep a distance from the little girls and I do well, I don't want to come home with a big belly, because I have other problems. This summer I'm taking it to Vamă and taking out to see it all women. It's big, hot and always ready. My caravan with pancakes and donuts is the coolest on the beach. I give you my word.
(Translated by Georgiana Carmen Rădulescu / 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 Ficțiuni Reale.