Come on, send me a picture the way I asked you. I want to see all of them, round-shaped. I want to see them painted in red. Ah, baby, if you could only imagine what you arouse in me. Tomorrow I want them black and sharp. Oh, no, today they are too short. You're not so skilled. I will recommend a girl to you. She designs them divinely. I'll tell her how they're supposed to be. You just have to go there. When they're perfect, I'll drop by your place to look at them and smell them, to lick them, to feel their texture and curve. No, I don't want on the pillow. I stay here, on the floor to adore them.

(Translated by Diana Stănescu / 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 February 2022, the group has 7,950 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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