You like it, the woman asked, snapping him with the riding crop. Yeeee, the man replied in ecstasy. Tell me, how many accounts do I get? All of them, he said, as she grabbed him by the throat with her gloved hand. She propped her high-heeled boot on his chest and pushed. To whom will you pass down the mansion? To you. And the business? Also, to you, he replied in a strangled voice. She raised his hands and grabbed them in handcuffs. You are helpful, she said, stroking him with a feather through his main body parts. The man was making twisting movements under her torture and no longer forbearing, shouted: I surrender you're promoted.

(Translated by Iuliana Boruga Danciu / 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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