Hello, girl. Have you heard, girl? The nail lady got together, girl, with Damian, girl, the one who was four years in Germany and two years in England, the one who now has a white BMW, girl. Really, girl? You got together with someone, girl? With whom? Oh. What does he have? You go girl. Really? You are a bimbo, girl. And what's his name? Dorel? Oh. What, girl? Dorin, and he has a red Q7? I'm going to kill you bitch, that is my Dorin, I'm going to rip your hair off your scalp, girl, and I'm going to dig your own nails in your throat, I'm going to kill you with both of my hands, girl.  

(Translated by Claudia Cioplea / 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 February 2023, the group has 10,500 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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