Rural obituaries: Rural: where did you go Mitică? Mioritic: where you going, lamb? Sexual: with start and an end. Football: you go Dică, go. Political: a come and go. Poetic: you've gone sweet wonder. No Mercy: where do you go, My Lovely? Fra: the king is dead, where have you gone? Long live the king. Eng: Queen No Go. Rou: the king is gone; here comes another, fuck him. Philosopher: have you ever been here, would you go? Detective: where did you go between classes? NecrOlog: went limping. Adulteress: are you back already, love?

(Translated by Andreea-Iulia Ciucă / 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 August 2022, the group has 9,000 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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