I'm an Ocean, but you're a Moon, the Tsunami wave crowns us; I'm a thick cloud, but you are rain, fuck all the bad lucks; I'm a stork and you're a crow, and you always double cross me; I'm the Earth, but you're the Sun, all enemies to die; I'm the soul, you are the thought, let's put itin a word; you are a sleigh, I am snow, let's not argue; me Subway, and you, tunnel, the two of us are not the same; I am calm, you are angry, that's why life is beautiful; she, a Queen, I, submissive, what else can I say?

(Translated by Paula-Silvia Codescu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / 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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