There is a big meeting in the parliament. The president of the meeting is trying to silence the room. Ladieees and gentlemeeen, please allow me. But the left congress men are arguing with the right ones, almost ready to fight. The centrists are undecided, they are with the left but also with the right. A right congress man is at the stand and is trying to make himself heard but no one is listening. Every congress men, every single one of them, is deeply worried and only thinks about the wellbeing of the people. Really, do you really believe that?
(Translated by Nina Tufă / 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.