I picked nuts and apples, potatoes and carrots, onions and garlic. The lavender I cut in August has been made into floral water and essential oil. I made double-distilled brandy out of pears. It will be so good for the winter, mulled with a little sugar and a few pepper corns. I raked the leaves and wrapped them around the figs and the sprinkler in the garden. I drained the water system and dismantled the shower batteries. I pull the blinds, lock the doors and turn the key in the lock. So long Nuconda, see you in 90 days.

(Translated by Liliana Popescu / 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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