I can't comment on this subject, for religious reasons. Not that it's not true. On the contrary, I'm a great genius, but I don't like to brag. Conceit is one of the greatest sins. If it doesn't send you straight to Hell, it places you on the lowest step of Purgatory. I prefer to fill myself with softer sins. Like fornication. I asked Mișu for information about the hot blonde in finance. He didn't want to share, keeping it all for himself, a selfish man. I'll have to manage on my own. I'm going to take a reimbursement to her today.

(Translated by Ruxandra Adriana Dodoiu / 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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