They loved each other. This girl had such glowing dark skin. From beneath her stubbled nose, vulgarly thick lips whispered in a guttural voice, words of love and promises of eternity dripped with saliva down her round chin, along her jugular, between her breasts, down to her slightly rounded abdomen and stopped statically lapping in a deep belly button, like a fountain of desire. Beyond that Gulliver, small in the land of giants, dared not go. He contented himself with screaming his love climbed on her voluptuous nipple.

(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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