11.12.2022
One day you'll understand that screams can be heard no matter how thick the walls are. Before you do anything, know that the shouting of your child roll of their tongue because they are afrait of being left on their own, of being abandoned. Fear overcomes rationality, anger takes its place, verbalizing the hurt that's on one's face. Since then a single voice can retrace the same wounds for thousands and thousands of times, refusing to give them time to heal. And so, your little girl still wonders how you could hurt someone so much and yet pretend that you truly love them.

(temă în parteneriat cu Ideo Ideis, 2022)


(Translated by Constantin Istrate / 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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