Why are you looking at me like that, haven't you seen actors in their spare time before? Why are you looking at me like that, haven't you seen actors in their spare time before? Will you please stop repeating everything I say? Will you please stop repeating everything I say? Jesus. Jesus. Can you also mimic the sound of a gun being held to the temple as I pull the trigger? Can you also mimic the sound of a gun being held to the temple as I pull the trigger? What a joke. Ha. Ha. What a joke. Ha. Ha. Come on, done. Come on, done. I will miss you. I will miss you. How embarrassing. How embarrassing. Pow.
(Translated by Diana Pașcanu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by prof. dr. Nadina Vișan / Edited 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 October 2022, the group has 9,400 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.