I can do more, yes, I can. Even if I'm lazy, sucker, childish. I'm successful in the theater, I've played in big movies and I'm still playing. With Maticiuc and Samuel L. Jackson, great actors. I'm still young, I can even play in Mărgelatu 69, I just need to learn how to spit seeds. Besides, I'm also a director. Plus again, I've written books. I don't talk as much, but I'm much deeper. Hear, chocoflenders, what's this talk about? Hey, hello, I went to TED. Alright, time to spread my wings, get my jr out. The one in the name.

(Translated by Delia-Maria Cocoș / 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 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.

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