I like husbands. I had three. The first one was Chinese. He was often complaining, that I wasn't open minded enough. He left me for a guy who was into BDSM. The second one was upset that I wasn't posting pictures with him on facebook, because he believed I was ashamed that he's a nigga. He cheated on me with a starlet, a co-star. That's it, I changed the tactics with the third one. He is from my village. I took a picture of him when he came out of the bathroom and put it on my profile with the captions: love you, the most beautiful hubby in the world. He divorced me. He said he wasn't anyone's hobby and that I was a racist.

(Translated by Oana Georgiana Minea / 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 August 2021, the group has 7.000 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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