Judah gave his oldest son Ir Tamara as his wife. Ir was also called Malah, and he was wicked, which was not accepted by the Lord. Ir died gored by an ox. Onan, his second child, was obedient to the Lord's order and married Tamara. But Onan did not want to raise his brother's children and refused to conceive. Nor was this accepted by the Lord and Onan was smashed by a cliff. His other two sons ran scared for their lives in a place they called Sodoma. Still not accepted by his Lord.
(Translated by Luciana-Maria Buruiană / 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 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.