He received a blow to the kneez from the Romanian lamguage, an old nemesis of his kind, but he didn't give up. He cussed at her and skillfully climbed stairs of different degrees of plagiarism and deception, commited by predecessors. It didn't matter that he got screwed over by Saint Mathematik as well. At that, he was actually a teacher. Higher and higher, on political party almanacs. They were the last trampoline to the top. This is how he became ruler over Skhool, so that he can teach all the losers that 12 is higher than 16. What do you mean based on what? Based on self-base, dude, based on self-base.
(Translated by Marta Fulga / 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.