Dad, do you know what they taught me in Suckology today? said little Draculina, with her mouth full of blood. Tell me, daddy's dearest. Is old Romanov still your teacher? He can't get enough of money, others retire, some die, only he sits stiffly at that chair with a glass of Absolut 0 below. Yes, dad, besides that, he said that in every vampire in the school there is an elevator in the painting. And when we asked him to explain what he meant, the bell rang Sunrise. What did he mean? He didn't mean shit. He's just dyslexic, the sorry bastard.

(Translated by Andreea Denisa Dinu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / 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 January 2023, the group has 10,220 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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