She is the cohort, with many wings, many eyes, many hands, many hearts, with which it rocked me, caressed, lifted me, washed me, cleaned me, taught me, who smiled at me, wiped away tears, hugged me, kissed me, sang me, warmed me, nested at soul in all my experiences and my rainbow colored life, with soft and velvety hands or rough and battered hands, young, old or child, with wise and deep advice or crystal and naive laughter, my guardian angel has always loved me, loves me, will love me and she will make me an angel too.

(Translated by Anca Cristina Georgiana Mihai / 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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