09.12.2022
I (re) create memories every five years for various reasons. I (re) discover common plot points at the end of every chapter. I (re) dress the wilderness out there but it (re) ignites, always more powerful. I (re) consider bad choices but see no other alternatives. They're not bad, she (re) calls, tickled. I (re) examine her and say to myself - where's this little girls' nerve coming from? She (re) bates, jumping around, yelling if they were bad ones, then today you wouldn't (re) joyce who you've become. I (re) start the algorithm and (re) turn the child back to life.

(temă în parteneriat cu Ideo Ideis, 2022)


(Translated by Carla Bețianu / 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.

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