Florian, Narcis, Florent, Basil, Aaron. For girls, we have the following: Violet, Iris, Rosemary, Lily, Daisy. Are there more? Do you know any flower names suitable for girls? I have to send congratulations from the cabinet for Palm Sunday. I don't know others, boss. That's it. Irina, do you know? Such a cutie, ingenuous and sweet, looked at me for a moment, then closed her eyes so that she could search through all the bits of her mind. A grimace was drawn briefly on her face, then suddenly it all lit up. Marry me off, mom?

(Translated by Diana Pașcanu / 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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