of words agreed to see each other once every three days and to commit assassinations on command. A lexical carnage, pooling innocent vowels and consonants, killed under the helpless eyes of Calliope, who wanting to make martyrs of the chosen ones, mentions them in the pages of the pagan God LiterNet. The repeated attempt to neutralize them by infiltrating a double agent in their ranks resulted in the unlikely defeat of the scriptural Eden. No problem. We will raze the ground beneath their feet with the blade of appreciation.

(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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