Babe, tomorrow is our one-year anniversary and we still don't have any of those videos, you know, that people post on the internet. I want my followers to see I'm happy in bed. I feel, how should I say that, useless. No one knows how I'm in bed. Of course they have to know, or else they'll believe you're with me out of interest. Me, a successful influencer in our country, and you, an IT guy. Just think about this, you're an IT guy and you didn't even film me. You didn't even hide one camera in my mom's gobelin. Babe, you'd better move your ass back to your mom's tomorrow.

(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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