I worship and bow before the Uni Verse. It's that poem that says everything in one line, capturing the essence in a few words. It's that line that makes your heart beat faster and makes you feel like you're alive and you're not worthless. It's everything you've ever wanted to read silently without it scratching your retina. It's that circle in which you embrace existence and never let it go, and you have rays of Light and a diameter of Love. My Uni Verse is not to be explained, it is just felt and is worth a thousand words. It is an infinite Uni Verse that rebuilds Hope.

(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 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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