I will miss you. No, I will miss you. I will write to you. Me too. Sending kisses. No, I am sending kisses. Do you really have to leave today. Yes, unfortunately my boss called me. He needs assistance. But I thought you had two more days off. True, but it seems like we must check out some rooms from the beach hotel that he just bought. You know how that sounds. What are you implying. Well, he's full of money and cars, now a newly hotel owner, he calls you and you leave. You are stupid. No, you are. Fuck off. No, you fuck off.

(Translated by Delia-Maria Cocoș / 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 almost daily. 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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