Not a usual occurrence, something between Kristin Scott Thomas and Floricica The Dancer, having the same stability as a Spring Day in which, meteorologically speaking, the four seasons are passing by. I write poetry and I swear like a sailor, occasionally, at the same time. I am the life of the party and I truly appreciate the solitude. I am a Multiple Olympic champion at throwing in the face ugly truths, which, sometimes, bursts in my face. I have an exacerbate sense of humour. Some would call it sarcasm. I laugh out loud in the most inappropriate moments.

(Translated by Beatrice-Ioana Huruială / 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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