Pleased that things had gone her way, the woman was holding the pencil tight between her fingers. The ad for the small advertising was ready: Dear Vasile B from Galați, if you remember the October night from Nord Hotel, room 15, near the train station, from 2002, know that I am fine and healthy and it's been a year since my husband passed away. The wardrobe is half empty, because I gave his clothes to those in need. From now on I'm free and I thought I should keep you posted. It's me, Ștefania from Craiova. You used to call me Miți.

(Translated by Ema-Teodora Rădulescu / 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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