Say you, where's my mummy's cross necklace? Huh? You gave it to that bimbo with whom you spend your time, did you? My earrings too, the swarovski ones? My Europe wholesale Vouis Luitton handbag too? What do you mean you gave them to fortune tellers to bless our marriages? What do you know about marriage witchcraft, you wuss? What do you mean she read your palms? What did she find, that you're a dumbass? Here's a palm for your face, read this one. So she slapped his brains out. We're done for good with marriages.

(Translated by Andra Daiana Păuna / 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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