23.12.2022
Every night I dream about you. It's not that easy, you making me do all sorts of perverted things: whether it's to straighten the carpet tassels, or clean the dust on the books using the pink duster, or bring you some wine to the table (perched on high heels). Either I'm bent over, or sprawled across the desk looking for some document that you SEEMINGLY can't reach. Oh, the uniform. Well, the skirt is a little short, don't you think? Of course you don't, you like taking a look under it. I quit, I can't take it anymore. It's my last day, have Geta from the archives help you. Goodbye, darling.

(Translated by Bianca Ioana Prisecaru / 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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