I'm sending them all back, from me to me. I learned to recognize the apple that bites before it is eaten. By the way, the divine essence is not the fear or carelessness, it is the peace of freedom pressed by the warmth of love. If your skin turns to sugar particles - oh, you're in love. The childhood neighbourhood is the most beautiful carousel. Before you dive into your dreams, remember to be grateful. Breathe in the ink of your youth, only today you are younger than tomorrow. Written on the Sun, a letter.

(Translated by Elena Crețu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year iI / 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 September 2021, the group has 7.150 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 every few days. 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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