He is a vegan, she eats meat; he and his folks, conservatives, nationalists, with traditional values, with organic plantations, recently moved to the country; she and her folks, progressives, globalists, with integrative values, with cars, planes, always in another capital. He - minimalism, organic materials, natural; she - Botox, cosmetics, silicone implants. Beyond the ideas of good and evil is a field. Let's meet there, they thought. R and J S.R.L., recycling, plastic injection, car dismantling, car graveyard, road trip.
(Translated by Elena Crețu / 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 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.