Timetable Monday: giography of egoism, literachure of silence, muzic of disdain, mathematiks of longing. Tuesday: logik of abandonment, anatony of faith, tonkue of perdition, phyziscs of rejection. Wednesday: arithmetiks of disappointment, arts of spleen, beology of lies, philozophy of forgetting. Thursday: khemistry of sadness, giometry of betrayal, grammor of kissing, giology of weeping. Friday: intensive course on the alchemy of love. Saturday: practice. Sunday: exam in a subject of your choice. Day 8: graduation ceremony.

(Translated by Lorina Xiaoyu Hou / 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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