Take it off, I'll come in a moment to check on you, said the doctor looking through the papers on his desk. She pulled out her clothes one by one. In the meantime, she kept looking back at him, hoping he'd say that'll do. She remained naked. She covered her breasts and her pubic hair with her hands. Only then did he raise his eyes, stood up from his chair and came closer to her. Quietly, he put away the hands that covered her body and inspected her attentively. Not all your clothes, just the blouse, he said as he turned around to get his stethoscope.

(Translated by Jessica-Polixenia-Cristiana Copilaș / 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 December 2022, the group has 9,880 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 every few days. 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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