That's a beautiful blouse but you forgot to button it up, although the bra is sexy as well. I would like you to run the operative from ten, the secretary is missing today don't forget, you make the coffee, I am waiting for important messages, stay around the machine. Pay attention that nobody bothers me, I have many things to do I have to get my thoughts in order so, knowing how efficient you are I got you the files to work on them. Sir director. I don't have time, it's eight point zero, we start work, I will lay on the sofa for a bit, we have a tough day.

(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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