This time it didn't work out. I did others much better. For example, landscapes. Absolute purities from contemplative essences. And then the animals. From any angle you analyze them, they are perfect creations. The balance is in every detail and forms an allegorical, transcendental perspective. But I don't like what came out here. Everything is crooked, with primitive features, expressing the failure to overcome the condition of an ordinary copy. But I'm also wrong: maybe I shouldn't have made you all after My face and resemblance.

(Translated by Anca Cristina Georgiana Mihai / 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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