I didn't break. Or so I think. When I made the resolutions, I was drunk. So I don't know what resolution you're referring to. That one from '89? That of Tudor, Vlad and Mirescu? If it is, God forbid, about the revolution, clean when he is more awake, now my hand is shaking. New Year. WTF is New Year? Oh, wait, that it is in Romanian, damn it. It's the New Year, I've decided to be better. I didn't break that, as long as you're lying in a semi-alcoholic coma, you're not hurting anyone. I decided to drink less. I didn't drink while I was lying down. That's fine, bro.

(Translated by Laura-Elena Dobrin / 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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