Com'n, ask u much, gettme. It was an accident. I promise that won' happen again. Com'on, let's tal' about it, men make mistakes. With the boyz, a litt' drink, damn me. Don'ya hear, don' let me here, on the mat, like a dog. Com'n, Mar'cico, I ask ya kindly, open th'door, com'n. Don'annoy me. Mar'cicooo. Open up, or when I catchya I'll punch ya. Hello. Mar'cico, the luv of ma'life, com'n, lette me in the house. Gica, pay attention man, you are staying one floor up. And that's the wall of the garbage disposal that you are talking with.

(Translated by Beatrice-Ioana Huruială / 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.

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