I screamed all night at the moon. It was full, fat, and there were no clouds in the sky. I displayed my acute and grave sounds, I made a splash among the wolves. Okay, I prepared my voice in the bathroom beforehand, too. I didn't go far. There are not so many forests where you could scream because of deforestations. I scared a few woodcutters who were about to steal something, and two fools standing under the moonlight. Screaming helped me get rid of some frustration. I pulled out all the stops in the morning and I came straight to the office, because I have a project to finish.

(Translated by Ioana Oacheșu / 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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