Bulbs and frequencies, I jump to the window. I feel like something is coming. He has his heart lined by the Universe, but he is always naked. I serve it with a Milky Way chocolate bar. As a sign of gratitude, he ties my hands behind my back with Saturn's rings. He tells me I'm hotter than Venus, that I'm the fullest black hole he's ever encountered. I'm blushing. Behind him, my thighs are surrounded by lime. Tomorrow, the Universe will be dancing in my womb. Also, tomorrow, I'll let my psychiatrist know that this time I'm keeping it, and I'll name it Yoda.

(Translated by Oana Georgiana Minea / 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 December 2021, the group has 7.750 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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