Jane if you receive the envelope from me it's fine but if you don't tell me soon enough and I'll send it again as I promised you my love two days ago I sent you the grey terylene suit it has metal buttons which aweigh down a little bit the post-office fees are expensive so I cut them up and placed them in the suit's pockets which is a lot lighter now that's it I'm done writing the letter and I send you lots of kisses and hugs Mother P.S Jane I wanted to send some money to you along with the letter but I was rushing and forgot to place the money before sealing this envelope.

(Translated by Andreea-Alexandra Șerbănescu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / 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 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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