The music begins to boom a beat per a minute for the walls of their hearts. A room of groans and synchronous movements. Two couples and a visionary became one with the rain of a wet dream from which you wake up touching yourself. You can't create love with your spirit only. Your body is theirs. Dandelions are dripping down your breasts. Their body is yours. Males play chess, queens gloat. They meet monthly, sometimes they look for new partners. Other times, they have a threesome. Palms don't pray, they choke pleasure straight from the members.

(Translated by Andreea Ciubuc / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by conf. dr. Daria Protopopescu / 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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