The first project was the sandcastle made on Eforie Nord beach, south of her sheet, a wave stole it from me until I showed it to her, at puberty I made her a treehouse where I caught her with my good friend, no, they did nothing dirty, they played macao on commands, I got angry and ordered to tear down the house, 10 years after college I designed my villa with a multi-level pool. She had moved out of the city, gained weight and poured 5 children with a drunkard. That's how I learned that in life you have to have a solid foundation.

(Translated by Ana-Maria Mușetescu / 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 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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