Dear Emilia, as we agreed with prime minister Ciucă, the "Educated Romania" project implies zero tolerance for plagiarism. I said it clearly and loudly, in front of Bode, the minister of internal affairs, no more imposture. I follow with great attention and concern everything I am told to follow. I see you are still looking for Bode's thesis. If you manage to find it, surprise me, I would ask you to keep me plugged in, so to say, 220 please, as 380 makes my lamps flicker. Yours sincerely, Klaus Werner, father of "Educated Romania", you know me, what the hell.

(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.

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