He was giving me buckets full of love every day. I knew this love would pass at some point. Fearing that his resources would run out, I made some stocks in the freezer. Whenever I felt him fading away from me, I took out a few love cubes and threw them into a glass of scotch. The relationship was starting to easily get cold. One day he left me; he said he couldn't live with a drunk person. Now I'm alone, but I'm not complaining; my freezer is full of his love. I will definitely have a few good years from it.
(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.