Do you have a regular stool? Yes. I have red, green and yellow. All silk, brought from Turkey when I was with my mother-in-law, my wife and my sister-in-law, they each bought green, yellow and red shalwars. No, I'm asking if you have any. I didn't buy anything for myself, because I love them too much. My wife first, my mother-in-law sometimes, and my sister-in-law every now and then, because they all wear green, red, and yellow niqabs. No, I'm asking if you go regularly to the toilet. Yes, but only after red, green and yellow.
(Translated by Andreea Laura Stanca / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / 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 November 2022, the group has 9,580 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.