Godmother, your godson Costeluș called me and talked my head off for more than an hour. A couple of freaks, him and Rodica. Come on, Godfather, be more understanding, they're both unexperienced. Besides, you're his godfather, so you have to teach him well, laughed the godmother indulgently. So I did, and he called me to tell me that for Christmas he wanted to buy you, just like Rodica, a bra and panties in a pink that is, and I quote, so beautiful, you won\'t be able to take your eyes off of it. Well, what did you say? I asked the size, what can I say, smiled the godfather under his whiskers.

(Translated by Lorina Xiaoyu Hou / 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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