Ottilia with double "t", doctor. I always have problems at the pharmacy. And I want one thousand paroxitin, I want to dance naked under the moonlight tonight. It's too much. Please, I lack of disinhibition and I need to stop caring about minor problems, about my too long nose and tangled wrinkles,black night and skeptical people. He tied a scarf around her eyes, leaving her breasts in the open cup of his trembling hands. Ottilia, stop. Now I just want a signature, I wrote the recipe.
(Translated by Angelica Ioana Curcan / 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.