For a while, astrogamy caught my eye. In the evening, my eyes fall on another and I propose him to have a wedding in heaven. Although they all walk the same path, I do not suspect that there are more. What should I do? I love diversity: Uranus is cold, but I get lost in his blue eyes, Mercury is earthy and stable, Pluto came with Charon and we make an eccentric triangle, while Saturn gave me the biggest ring ever. But yesterday, bored with the night, a supreme passionate thought flashed through me, but no, I told myself, not that guy. Never him. I feel like I would get burned.

(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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