You are the woman of my life from the moon to the stars. I adore you and I want you for you I work. I went to foreign countries to raise money for my neighbors. 'Cause no one has a neighbor like mine. When I take you on a ride in my Mercedes car, everybody's heart is being eaten out instantly. I'm not lying to you, swear on my mother, I love you like caramel. I share my soul and my heart with my girl. For a girl like you, I'm tearing up my shirt. And I exchange it for an expensive one 'cause I don't give a damn about others. My girl, don't be mean 'cause you're in my hands. I enchanted you as I well know, and now you are by my side.

(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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