Come on, a man makes mistakes, why are you being so bitchy? Yea, that's right, it's not the first time. Yea, I've gotten piss drunk again, I've spend the house money with all those whores and hooligans and I'm begging you to forgive me, cause I know you love me and we've made up every time because I'm charming and irresistible. I admit it. I promise I won't do it again. For real, this time. Come on, let me in, I'm nearly pissing myself. Darling, you are a deadbeat and a cad. Get lost, get your foot out of the door so I can close it. Go take a piss at your mom's.

(Translated by Constantin Istrate / 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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