My mom did NOT hit me with a belt every morning when I was little because I was peeing myself in my sleep. My father did NOT yell every night when he was drinking. My bigger sister did NOT steal my toys every day just because she could. My brother did NOT touch my intimate parts and did NOT made me feel guilty and disgusted by myself. I did NOT cry every day and I did NOT dream of another family. No, no, no. I have nothing to recreate. My childhood was perfect.
(temă în parteneriat cu Ideo Ideis, 2022)
(Translated by Liliana Popescu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / 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.