Unicorns live in my house. The kitchen cupboard is full of logs used for thousands of times to take water from the river. My carriage is drawn by green horses, and on the way home, there are little logs making my way stepping aside. My house is hanging on a tree which rises above the clouds, and the door is built with pieces of heaven. The windows are made of a magnifying glass through which I can see what's in all the other houses. Look, he just scared his unicorns. She doesn't see the horses. A carriage fell. Some of them are carrying cullets.

(Translated by Ioana Oacheșu / 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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