Rose climbs the hill with small, sad steps, holding in her fists the rage that was about to erupt like a young, nervous volcano. It was only when she reached the top that he felt the wind enveloping her in his embrace, and her lips shaped a weak smile on her face. In the area, the city lights were joyous, forming moving garlands of energy. She unclenched his fists and shook her hands with strength, freeing himself. Then she laid on the ground. From above, the moon peeked at her. She sent him a thought. Isn't he alone? No. It's with you. Forever.

(Translated by Laura-Elena Dobrin / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected 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 March 2023, the group has 10,790 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, Luchian Abel, and Vlad Mușat. (Drawing by Adrian T. Roman)

Versiunea în română a acestui text se poate citi aici, în rubrica Ficțiuni Reale.

0 comentarii