Reincarnate me once more, beibi, giggled the young girl, arching her body amidst the messy sheets. A sour smile curled beibi's lips, who almost dropped the cigarette from in-between his lips. He would have asked her who did she want to be, but he gave up. What use to drag her through definitions and waste a perfectly good moment. Better cast away the deep meanings, the way you do dark thoughts, and gorge again on the delicious hunk of truth. This is why the man was made, after all. Come 'ere, birdy, let me make you something you've never been before.

(Translated by Daniela-Andreea Gugescu / 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 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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