We're lying on the sofa, each on a different one. We're on our phones, posting separately. I see him softly smiling. What are you doing, my dear? Did you get another feedback from that beauty? Yeah, she's crazy. She wrote me something about some sparks, that she wants an electric night. Anyway, she thinks I'm single and she's taking a shot. We're laughing like two teenagers. Come next to me, I miss it. I don't want to. Come, Silvi. Will you? I put my hands around his thigh and initiated a videocall, while I was kissing his neck. Don't worry, miss, I'll keep you posted.

(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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