Here I rest, the wonderful Mirela, a prominent figure of the village CraciiDoamnei, born on a day when God was in a good mood, deceased due to excesses of all kinds, lover of silver, parties and good food, with good taste in fashion, mother of three children foolish made, in the youth sprinkled with drunks and orgies, who know me only by the picture. Cross raised by the old husband, ignorant, epitaph written by my stepson, whom I loved more than I should have.

(Translated by Carla-Marina Ștefănescu / 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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