There's a lot of ruckus coming from the sky since last night. There is war in Heaven. Mamona cut Saint Peter's throat, leaving the gates unguarded, and a myriad of foolish devils rushed like piglets to a sow's teat, gobbling up everything in their way. Rafael was looking for Misha and Grisha, but they are gone with Jesh for a drink at God's place. But God is under the table, trying to hide His embarrassment. Angels' white has become the darkness of rebellion. Who can forget that? Then there was light.

(Translated by Mara-Sabina Rolea / 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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