I'm looking for the address from the paper. I see a huge poster that reads: At the chapel 3 coffins, you won't see a person heartless, every body remains lifeless, people party, all are restless, at us everyone can find the feeling of thankfulness. Inside, I see a well spoken gentleman, he would ask a question he would answer it. The lady wants a coffin, right? It is certainly for your mother-in-law, right? Yes, I tell him, I want it made from good quality wood, with a sickle and a hammer on the lid, also, write a motto on it, I see you're good at it. In mr. Traian's yard, trying to make money hard, I got smashed by a hammer - hard.

(Translated by Ana Spînu / 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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