Dear viewers, as we have announced earlier, the antennas have detected an unidentified flying object which has landed exactly in the editorial office's yard. Amazing. Our reporter on site is telling us the details. Dorel, over to you. Yes, Mihai, good afternoon. It is clear we are dealing with an alien spaceship. The authorities will arrive soon. I got in because the door was open. I see a bright panel on which there are two images of Earth, one is red and the other one is green. I will touch one of them. It seems like

(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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