Back in the days when in Sergiu Nicolaescu's films even SN's understudy was SN, from a Wanted poster Mărgelatu' came off, to get a hold of his part, excuse me Mr Expert of our Group. And lo and behold, Mărgelatu's gun started spitting sunflower seeds on automatic fire, more quickly than the audience at the Athenaeum when Pavarotti plays in the cup final. So, as I was saying, this guy, Mărgelatu, takes Clin Istu''s part, completely out stages him, and, only figuratively, sends in the last cartridge: a freak in' shit show, guys!  

(Translated by Cosmina-Florentina Ciobanu / 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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