On top of that, although I didn't get involved in any of them, or at least I didn't have any witnesses, I still mee it up, because from Adam and his Eve, from the Garden of Eden, we are still living in sin and we are almost eight billions, even though, He keeps sending us wars and diseases, but we are acting brave, make it harder for the planet, if some people are thinking of escaping to the Moon or Mars or the Proxima B of the Alpha Centauri, so I'll smoke again, I'll have another shot, I don't have money for a spaceship, but I'd still have some primordial sex, what do you say, honey?

(Translated by Angelica Ioana Curcan / 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 almost daily. 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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