You are so shameless, come back home. You brat, where are you hiding, you embarass me everywhere and everybody points their finger at me for not educating you. Ay, screw your dots, come back here right now and stay in your place, added the exclamation point fiercely, discovering the nonsense on the shiny tag: "Only for Christmas, Arctic fridges for only 8.00 leil". The point got out slinking back from eight and zero and sat nicely under the stick of the exclamation point. Merry.Christmasl

Notă: În prozele din Ficțiuni Reale e interzisă folosirea semnului de exclamare.

(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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