I don't care. Do however you please, but bring ylang ylang flowers. You see, she can't sleep without ylang ylang. And if she doesn't sleep, she eats us alive. You first, as a snack. They should be fresh, picked at night, because that's when their perfume is the strongest. I don't know if you can find them at the flower market. Hello, can't you see you're in mortal danger? Well, if you can't afford it, you don't invite stars to film in your third world country, where everything is four times cheaper than in Holiud.

(Translated by Oana-Roxana Dicilea / 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 May 2022, the group has 8,350 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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