We met at the entrance, I invited her for a hotdog, she said she loved hotdogs, in half an hour we were walking holding hands, I bought a speaker from Queen, she bought a duvet for her queen size bed, it was fine until potpourries, he took one that was too sweet for me, I told her if we went to her place I couldn't stay for too long, we just met and you already want to leave, don't get me wrong, how cute is the crib for the baby, how could one bring kinds into this world, so we both took a flowerpot and put the relationship under the soil.

(Translated by Ema-Teodora Rădulescu / 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 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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