I didn't even make it through the door before my mother asked me straight: What did you do at school? At that moment I knew that my chances at a new computer were the same as those of hell freezing over or pigs flying. I stammered in perfect Klingon a reply that would have straightened even the tower of Pisa: Every-everything, bu-but I didn't have any m-m-m-ore ti-ti-time to f-f-f-finish. Listen boy, you broke the blackboard and blamed it on Costeluș who has his right hand in a cast. W-well bu-bu-but he is l-l-left-handed.

(Translated by Andreea-Daniela Vasilache / 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.

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