Dude, are you sure? Hope it's not a trap. You realize it's not easy to play Bond, James Bond. The very one. Even if he's asleep. Don't worry, it's sure, the guy at the front desk told me he could hear snoring from the lobby. And we're armoured and armed to the teeth. Come on, come on, come on. Just then, standing in the motel parking lot in his famous Aston Martin, the great James Bond told himself that amateurs shouldn't wear balaclavas that cover their noses. At least that way they could smell the gas before it exploded.

(Translated by Anca Cristina Georgiana Mihai / 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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