Via her body he relearned geometry. First there were the dots painted by emotions on her skin. He discovered the circles around her breasts, the curves on her hips, the straight lines along her legs. Below the belly he found a triangle. He got lost into the universe enclosed between its edges, at the intersection of the three medians. The centre of everything. The place where sciences are useless. Today on the woman's body he will reinvent the Renaissance stylewith Gothic, slightly baroque influences and with romantic summery impressions.
(Translated by Ecaterina Bucovanu / 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 September 2022, the group has 9,250 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.