How do I like it? I'm still discovering it. Tastes change, they develop, sometimes they become more sophisticated in time. I now love painting the skin of my partner and bite him. Right on the drawing, there's my teeth mark, my alive signature, I like to have it longing for a while - impregnated on the open pores, excited. I like to bite until it bleeds, letting drops of saliva to pour elastically in the discreet-formed cracks. I want him to wear me on himself for a while until he heals inside. Nothing out of the ordinary.

(Translated by Anca Cristina Georgiana Mihai / 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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