Because my boyfriend has been acting a bit strange for a while now, I'm thinking of doing some investigations. I open his laptop and start looking through it with some trepidation. I find a suspicious video. I play it. He's in our bed with some girl. I can't see her face. Their bodies writhing in wild, kinky sex. Slut. At one point, he moves her long hair to the top of her head. I recognized her immediately. It was me. That jerk. He could have told me he wanted to film me. I'd have put on a little makeup.

(Translated by Cristina Șuică / 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 November 2021, the group has 7.500 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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