She had thought out and planned her life down to the tiniest detail. She knew what the house, the car and the job she would have would look like. She had even found the one with whom she was going to share this life she designed. Everything was going as planned. She was on scheduled vacation. One morning she woke up early and left the hotel room. Walking, she stared at a bird in the sky and bumped into someone. Quake. Her whole life came crashing like a house of cards. She fell in love. There existed an architect greater than her. Now she was in someone else's plan.

(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 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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