Who doesn't? I have an endless amount, it's like a murder of crows gathering on the roof in the evening. But one of them is the worst. I'm too stressed. I burn like a candle from Pepco. Cheap and fast. Just what the market's looking for. Some tried, these few who say they care about me, to help me change retailers. They offered me quality candles from The Noble House. To burn slow and expensive. They also brought me some from Mount Athos, a few hearty guys who have access there. Still, nothing. My man says he'll buy me led lighting, ECO.
(Translated by Bianca-Maria Marinescu / 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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