Ouch, it hurts, the cannula always hurts, could you put it on my other hand? You can't? Bring your pocket closer, so you could. Thank you. 022385. I put 0722 forward and call. The subscriber cannot be reached. This can't either. 02, ie 2, 23 and 85. Lottery game. No, because 85 is not in the lottery. 85 can't be. That's it, I know. February 23, '85, it means. Let's see on Google what happened on 23.02.85. An American basketball coach threw a chair during a game. Pf, neither can Google.

(Translated by Andreea Denisa Dinu / 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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