When she opened it for me, I was speechless. She was incredibly beautiful. I managed to mutter a Hello, he sent me. I know, come on in, you came earlier, she cut me off. I went in, left my bag in the hallway, and followed her into the room. I almost died when she took off her robe, getting naked. Come on, to work, I don't have all day. I complied. Bruh. It was great. Tell Dan it was the last time. Now we're even. Dan? Yes, didn't he send you? No, the administrator sent me to install your faucet.

(Translated by Alina-Mihaela Burciu / 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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