Hello. Envelope. I'm looking for the professor. Envelope. Please, you are my only hope. Envelope. Can we find a good anesthetist? Envelope. Who will be the ward nurse? Envelope. Can we find a single room? Envelope. Do you know a light-handed nurse? Envelope. Can you put a flask on him? Envelope. Can I go up to my mother's room? Envelope. How does she feel after the surgery? Envelope. How are the analyzes? Envelope. Can you visit my mother more often? Envelope. Can we find a chair before radiology? Envelope. Can you move her from the window? Envelope. Do you have any Envelopes? Envelope.

(Translated by Otilia Mocanu / 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 October 2021, the group has 7.275 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 every few days. 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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