It's been 256 days since I left Earth. Now I am getting used to living on the Moon, although it is not easy. I am living in a lunar colony, where the living conditions are good. On Earth, the Third World War had started and due to the high number of nuclear rockets launched it was not a safe place anymore. A lot of Earth people died because of war and most of them took refuge in the lunar colonies. On our planet the war is ongoing, but we are hoping that peace will prevail, and we will be able to return.

(Translated by Roberta Ana-Maria Gulerez / 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 every few days. 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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