these are my thoughts. Just not simple thoughts. Just the fully formulated ones, with subject and predicate. As complex as possible. For example, the simple thought - Ilove - isnot a clone, just some delicate dandelion fluff, caught in the wind. If I say to myself: I love her peerless smile, that thought will become an ivy climbing the wall of your house. Leave your window open, darling. Tonight, I'll think long and sweetly about you. In the morning, you'll wake up embraced by a huge red rose. No thorns.

(Translated by Angelica Ioana Curcan / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by prof. Eliana Ionoaia / 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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