Our dear ones, we greet u from the holiday heaven of all the rich in the world and where I would stay forever. I hope u didn't forget us and that we won't get home before the postcard. Godmother, u can't imagine what thick necklaces these people have in the bazaar, stitched even with diamonds, but I didn't forget u and we will bring u many surprises and an original Guccy handbag, all written by Michaela Cors, his mother, I think. And for our godfather a belt with a pink gold buckle, leave those fools who have not heard of Dubai and the plane in the dark. We kiss u sweetly. Ur Dear Godchildren.

(Translated by Claudia Alexandra Văcărescu / 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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