Tomorrow there will be a major upgrade. For verion eight. When I think of it I feel an emotion. Not a very big one, I'm on eco mode. With this version I will be able to speak swahili and climb a peak of over 8000 metres. Simultaneously. When I think of it I feel an emotion. Not a very big one, eco. I already created a route for excursions. All over the globe. But the virtual food doesn't have a great taste yet. But I wait for verson nine. My life got a lot better since I became a digital memory.
(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.