They'd fallen in love. The wedding was in 90 days. The poet with the coveted verse and the little birdie. The sky came down into your heart and put stars in your eyes, sunlight in your smile and moonlight in your touch. I'll write you a poem. You can't write love, you can only float with it. That day, she remained suspended over the life of a broken flight. He passed the chalk-line between heaven and earth and remained suspended over the death of a rhyme-less verse. I turned into Colours and climbed onto the Greater Bear. Please, don't forget to write to me.

(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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