I wanted to be a doctor. What was I thinking? To help people, supposedly. Kindergarten ones? And I became it. A doctor. Of children heads, as a kid said. I love them with all my heart, even with their autism and their ADHD. You laugh heartily at what they make up. The parents are the difficult part. Blockhead doctor, my guy says. The grownups' blockheads are really difficult to fix. But I have a kit to fix parents. And a place to smash your head on. Good thing that Good God is always on afternoon rounds. In my head, as well. I will shut up at the Great Visit. I do love. He taught Me.

(Translated by Alexandra Handrea / 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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