This self-development seminar isn't for everyone, but only for those who are truly ready to change their lives. Close your eyes, so you can open your inner eye. The music you hear will help you connect to the alfa frequency. Inhale. 1, 2, 3, long exhale. Relax. Repeat after me: I am enough. I don't need money to be happy. Once more. Again. Now, open your eyes. Look for your wallet. It's gone. The universe has materialized your wish. I am enough.

(Translated by Diana Mîndruță-Tănăsescu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / 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 April 2022, the group has 8,175 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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