Like in a game, seeking each other's perfection, when she is fire and he is water, when she is water and he is fire. She, a canvas, he, a Dali, with his majestic brush traces the flawless outline of eternity. She, a violin, he, a Paganini, with the genius touch of the magic bow on the strings of her soul the eternal chords of love vibrate. She, a stone, he, a Brâncuși, in his strong arms, passes her under The Gate Of The Kiss, tenderly places her at The Table of Silence, then together they climb The Endless Column.

(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 January 2022, the group has 7.830 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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