Bro, seriously, which one is this? I've lost count already. Other similar notices have made me get a divorce, sell the house and give money to the poor. I've moved in a cave, deep in the mountains, and started living only from charity. I've even become religious, but only because I wasn't sure of what I was gonna meet on the other side. Not only that, but I got Orthodox icons, Catholic statuettes, a Quran, a Torah and a statuette of Buddha. Sorry, but I'll pass this Apocalypse. I'm gonna sleep. See you next morning.  

(Translated by Adelina-Maria Mănăilescu / 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 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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