I am a special person. I do not know if there is anyone else like me. I am so beautiful that the sun stops in its tracks, just to see me. Snow White would have lost her part from the fairy-tale had I lived then. As for how intelligent I am. Well, you can see it by yourselves, I keep writing texts, one more beautiful than the other, as I cannot limit myself at only three texts. What a loss, to put a stopper to tempestuous talent. What do you mean only three texts? That's why you won't give me hearts and likes, because of you're jealous. I am perfect, I have only one flaw: modesty.

(Translated by Raluca Simion / 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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