I'm done with it, I can't take it anymore, it's too much, it must stop, you bring me to despair, you drive me crazy, it's unacceptable, you never listen to me, you make me lose my mind, it's over, finito, this is it, you are terrible, you don't deserve it, I'm sick of it, I feel I'm about to explode, you always have something to say, I want you to stop existing, you wear me out, you have no shame, you are awful. And if I raise above her? See? One can never have a serious talk with you. Yes one can. But it's been 8.0 minutes since you are the only one who's talking. I adore you.

(Translated by Ema-Teodora Rădulescu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / 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.

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