She had read so many romance novels that when she met him, she thought he was all she ever wanted. And that's how he became a screen on which she projected all the movies in her head. The scripts were even better than the books. There are not enough words to praise the cast? Him and her. On the banks of the Seine, on mountain tops. I'm going to football with the boys and then we go out for beer. You should do some cooking. And put those books down for once. And clean this house where you only collected rubbish.
(Translated by Andreea-Simona Trufin / 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.