Steamed committee, dear Mis'ess, this here's a play by the immortal Shackespear. The plot is complicated as hell also by the lyrics written as if in my grandma's time. It's about an amigo, Don Perico, who goes to visit a gang of street smart boys who have a wedding going on and a victory bash to boot. He goes to the party, plays a prank, a good old switcheroo and boom - adultery. I mean they all cheat on each other like a bunch of snakes. The title is they fussed over a bunch of nonsense for a mask. The A is mine, right?

(Translated by Ioana Diana Sandu / 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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