Read carefully and keep this leaflet. You may need to reread it. Zerolove - the morning-after pill - is an inhibitor of the connection between the hippocampus and the amygdala, blocking the emotional response specific to love. The effect is 95% if taken within the first 24 hours. Prevents the feeling that may occur when using unprotected hearts. Side effects: slight regrets, lack of meaning, chest pain, temporary loss of joy of life. Keep out of reach of children.
(Translated by Alexandra Gruia / 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 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.