If she gets hyaluronic acid in her face, it's going to be a pleonasm, cause she's acidic enough. She says she aged gracefully, like a Flamingo bird. Her patience is standing on one leg. She has wrinkles around her eyes, and silver hair, with pearl earrings and grey clothes. He loves her like a dog, his moustache fluttering when he sees her happy, he would sell her smile. A life together, the years of "Seniority" are like a jar of jam in which you stick your secretly stick your finger and lick it afterwards. Arrogance, with golden cutlery, mirrors with round edges, and thoughts that maybe, blue blood flows in their veins.

(Translated by Marius-Alin Lazăr / 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 March 2022, the group has 8,050 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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