03.05.2022
Thank you so much for coming on such short notice. Honey, we live here. I know but your personal planner was full. Anyway, are you available? Yes, but why? To open the ppt presentation. As our relationship founders agreement reads, we were expected to achieve a number of KPI within the first six weeks of relationship. But we're terribly behind targets. I'll have to let you go. Are you firing me? Oh, no, I'm just giving you the opportunity to find a partner that would help you reach your full potential. Are you mad or something? I know it hurts but I can provide an excellent reference letter.

(Translated by Elena Florea / 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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