10.04.2022
What an aberration. A breakup can't be beautiful. Whoever thought of this topic hasn't seen Gigel when I drop him off at kindergarten in the morning. You want more examples? West Berlin and East Berlin, North and South Korea, USR and PNL, Messi and Barcelona, Brad and Angelina. Give me at least one example of a nice breakup and I'll reward you with a tripe soup tomorrow. You want an example, sweetie? I'll give it to you right now: put down the damn tablet and spread your legs a little.

(Translated by Otilia Mocanu / 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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