Slower, she frowned worriedly in the rearview mirror. I tied the strings tightly, he replied calmly, nothing is moving. I cannot believe it, he looked at her intensely, we've been driving for an hour for that. I have been searching a lot, she bit her lip. It will be worth it, he smiled at her, the night has just begun. I'm taking the trailer, he hugged her by the garage. Come quickly, she whispered, I'll open up a beer, we have huge project. Oh, he muttered, I know it's big, you know how big it is. He leaned over it. She heavily gasped yes, 160 by 80 by 220, with 3 doors and 15 komplement tablets.

(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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