In the center of Brasov appeared 7 bears, 3 adults and 4 baby bears. The bears went very disciplined to a restaurant where they ate, not on the terrace, somewhere in the back where the kitchen door is. The waiters are already used to the unusual customers. The bears are not aggressive and they cross on the crosswalk and at the green light. They are an attraction for tourists and they fight to take pictures of them, even if the police tries to stop them. The televisions crowded to film them as well.

(Translated by Medeea Alexandra Stan / 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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