If you're a wave, I'm a wave, he whispered to me. He took my commotion in his wave and we merged into the infinity of an ocean. If you are a bird, I am a bird too, he whispered to me. He took my fears under his wing and I floated on the infinity of a sky. If you're human, I'm human too, he whispered. He embraced my femininity in his manhood and we loved each other for a lifetime. Shores and predators and prejudices tried to kill us. But I already knew. The killers are ourselves. I chose it. We live unpremeditatedly.

(Translated by Iuliana Mocanu / 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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