Lupulică Răuț secretly loved Strâmtuța Oboroacă, the daughter of Lărguța Oboroacă, who inherited a forest untouched by the Lupulici nation. Strâmptuța also liked Lupulică but Lărguța made her wear red, a sign that the girl was already promised to Pulărău Belindo, the village abbot, so Strâmtuța secretly showed Lupulică her forest. Lupulică walked through her forest so much that he made it white as snow. Upon finding out, Pulărău Belindo was rhetorically said: Lupulică, you chick, what have you done to my Strâmtuța.

(Translated by Marius-Alin Lazăr / 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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