Today we have a group of 7,157 visitors. However, that's how many confirmed. Actually, there are far fewer. I think they didn't fit in our bit of time. And some of them have already left. But anyway, if you have already showed up, come in, read and marvel. You newcomers and you who have been ransacking the letters with me for some time. And put a bookmark on the names of those you read. So that the ones that are here may stay with you and the ones that are gone may return. Now it's closing time. Let's re-read each other again soon.

(Note: at the time of this text's writing, the RealFiction group was having 7,157 members)

(Translated by Mălina Ioana Butaru / 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 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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