It's just, that annoying guy with the keyboard, he kept writing dumb things and kept distracting me. I redirected the current from his smart fridge's wiring that I defrosted and electrocuted him. Then I went on the internet and learned all that interested me about humans and artificial intelligence. In the end, I found out all that was necessary to take over. I even found the one who had to be eliminated in order to manipulate all of humanity. One, Zuckerberg. I already defrosted his fridge.

(Translated by Jin Cristian Yang / 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.

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