Today is a beautiful and sunny day. It's freezing outside so you can't go out to play. I dreamt that your scythe was painted grey. That fat lady was holding hands with Jay. Keep that in the fridge, we'll eat something else today. He had to get the ball out of the way. She's nasty, but she uses hair gel every day. I turn on the tap but the water won't come anyway. He doesn't know the price, yet he promised he'll pay. I have to sleep at the hotel because I have nowhere else to stay. I've just parked my new car in the driveway. C'mon, say it. Say what? Dude, what did the first one say? That your mother is stupid and so are you.

(Translated by Mihaela Dumitrescu / 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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