I can't get enough of you. I know it's time for us to go back to our own homes. I'd like to stay a bit longer, please hold me tight. I promise I'll come back tomorrow, you come too. The willow tree was listening to them, swaying its catkin-filled branches. Two doves were hiding their beaks in their puffy feathers, chirping. The city was enveloped by night, everything seemed natural. But their hearts ached with longing. And they hadn't even parted yet. How can I already miss you? How I would draw out this moment with you... Give me a kiss, so I can sleep well. I want more.

(Translated by Lucia-Alexandra Brînaru-Mitrofan / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / 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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