I kno' on this planet some persons and love them deeply. Rule number #7 imposes me to stop, but I really really do love'em. The oldest, Maicălgecson, is a horse rider, actually he keeps the horse in place until women hop on the horse. The next one, Rajcapur, works at the bank. When I visited him, in Italy, he showed me the official person full of those credit cards. The third, Sandocan, I haven't seen for a while as he is attending the Jilava courses. The youngest one is Vandam, but women call him Cipăndel as they take off their clothes for him at clubs.

(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 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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