Red is not good, because it is turning on their already hot imagination. Blue was given away before. White, no. Black, no. Because people will say that I'm discriminating and will put political correctness in front until I will get sick of it until the cake will get stuck in my throat and wine will come out of my eyes. Yellow? Nobody is jealous here and nobody saw it before. I don't like pink. Green is the hunter in his pants. Grey is the wolf. Of anger. Because the grandmother is wearing purple and craves for the carrot. The thing is brown, Hoodie. Don't drink when you write, little girl. Hac.

(Translated by Ioana Negrea / 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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