Yeah, big shot, I named it Țacă. It's just that I said Orangutan and he understood Hurricane. I said Țâcă, he's got Țacă. I no longer do creative sessions after online. Come to my place, have a drink and leave with a name that makes the world swoon. But don't be obnoxious saying you don't like it. Okay. Onlaine will be half the price. What dotro? What do you mean joke. Aight' bos. I'm thinking here and you're in the mood for jokes. Hey, listen. Put the name Țâcă Caterincă. Nah bos. As. Like. Yo, you're in the mood for jokes and I'm losing bucks. Who's gonna stick bills to your foreheads?

(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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