077382. Hi, Ana. What are you doing tonight? I miss you. I want to see you and kiss your blue eyes. Message sent. 074365. Hi, Maria. I miss you. I want to see you and kiss your blue eyes. You free tonight? Message sent. 075991. Hi, Diana. What are you doing tomorrow evening? I miss you. I want to see you and kiss your blue eyes. Message sent. 074365: seen. Three dots are moving hopefully on the screen. My name is Corina and my eyes and brown, asshole. Number blocked.
(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.