God was angry as hell, he had hit his aura on the corner of a cloud and it had begun raining with distressing feelings. He took the phone and dialed eight point zero. This is dispatch. Who do you want to talk to? I would like you to put me in touch with Luci Moloz. Sure, a soprano voice could be heard. Do you agree on the call with perplexed tax? Yeah, mumbled the old man. Ay, Armageddon, what happened? I have an idea, Momo. Tell me, boss. I want to create day eight and I need more money. And how can I help you? I need 30 coins.
(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.