Don't you get it that I don't have time to wait for you? I am really busy, I have an overloaded schedule. Shows, stand-ups, Netflix - well, dubbing, the coolest voice over at Disney - Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Pluto together, performing a five-voice jingle and a cover with Snow White and her dwarfs. Not to mention the podcasts. And commercials. You name it. I've done it all. So, don't be so stubborn, it's a simple question, what is so difficult? Com'on, Yorrick, answer God dammit: to be or not to be?

(Translated by Anca Cristina Ilie / 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 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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