50 kg alive, 20% fat, 1% fiber, 100% natural, possible traces of lipstick, nerves, foams, face cream, an average number of calories per hundred grams, high energy value, many Organic e-mails: balanced, polite, effervescent, efficient, electrifying, elegant, economical, as well as some Bs dropped in the "dough": cool, chaotic (sometimes), drunk (sometimes happy), The P's are also part of the content: pacifist, fallen from the sky. I love to flog myself, whipping myself with empty words.

(Translated by Ana Spînu / 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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