Giulietta was sensual and very passionate, and from here to the desire to have her just for him only a moment passed. Everyone tried to stop him: don't do this, it's too much for you, she will own you for life, but all those obstacles made him want her even more. He arrived at the big date too quickly, full of emotion and fearing that he might not deserve her, but, as if in a dream, he declared his passion and gave her his name. Then, with the keys in his hand, he finally felt that the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was now his and only his.

(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.

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