Lucrezia let out a sharp scream and the noise tumbled down around the castle. Then, she dropped down into the pillow with a regal gesture. She was watching him with eyes that lit up like chandeliers. Oh, Giovani, it's been years since I had such a splendido orgasm. And trust me, I have been searching. Who did you say you play for? For a Fourth League team, signora. But I'm suspended at the moment for breaking someone's leg. It can't be, your performance today was grandissima, superbissima. Who do I have to talk to in order to get you suspended forever?

(Translated by Carla Bețianu / 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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