26.11.2022
Because there's no room here for idle talk, I will sum it up. God's foot was pierced by a tiny bloody rock while he was strolling barefoot through the heavens. Wrathful, He leaned down and threw it from His self, so far away that when it landed on Earth, the bloody rock wasn't tiny anymore, it was a huge granite block. As you can clearly see, it had grown. It fell through a crack of dawn into the garden of Moses, a carver. After he stood in front of it for a little while, he made the sign of the cross and started working. With what was left of the block, he quickly made some tablets of commandments.

(Translated by Jessica-Polixenia-Cristiana Copilaș / 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 July 2022, the group has 8,750 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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