I'm glad the administrator has finally decided to change the subject. OCD. What does that mean? It can be short version for obsessive compulsive disorder. That reminds me to check the front door. Yes, it's locked. But why don't we understand these initials as the Ones that Can Dream, for example. I'm at work and I can't sleep. So I envy those who sleep in their bed. I won't be in bed until next night. And then I'll be OCD as well, meaning One that Can Dream.

(Translated by Alexandra Gruia / 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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