Since I had long wanted to meet him, I accepted his invitation to tea. When I got to his apartment, I asked him to tell me something about the theater; he told me he wanted us to go to the bedroom. I asked him how he managed to learn so many lines by heart, he told me he wanted to kiss me. I begged him to quote an excerpt from a monologue, and he impatiently suggested that we go to bed. Finally, I got to bed. My orgasm shook the walls. Sometimes I can be a very good actress too.

(Translated by Carol Popa Zafiriadi / 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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