Buzz, buzz, I am the girl with the green hair. News coming up. Today, a blackbird sat on the head of a carpenter. The march of the pink clouds has a resounding effect: all children will be cured of that annoying thing that starts with c. In addition, an exhibition of stars will take place tonight, so parents are asked not to put the kids too early to bed. Advertisement: Credits for blunt words only with your Heaven passport. Tomorrow it will rain with kisses. You can leave your umbrellas home. The rainbows after will last for a week. Buzz, buzz.  

(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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