Men had been running through her mind. Not many, a few, to whom she had granted this privilege. But her body and soul were hard shrines to conquer. She waited for him. The fierce predator's gaze knocked her down instantly and tore down everything, fears, barriers, walls of the heart. She expected him to tear her apart with his strong arms, but he loved her tenderly and his gentle touches still lurked on her skin, like an echo of a dream that had recently happened. I'll be back, Rose. His eyes were shifting colour chaotically as the stars in her eyes were laughing.
(Translated by Cristina-Nicoleta Costache (Mircea) / 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.