Falling in love, floating, flying, sweet talk, hot kisses, big flower bouquettes, declarations of love, you are my forever love, you are my soulmate, promises, plans for the future, moving together, coffee and morning hugs, changing furniture, curtains, habits, I ask him to give up smoking, he asks me to give up singing, we come back slowly from the clouds, the clouds move into the bedroom together with thunders and rain. After eight weeks we ended it and started it from the beginning. Falling in love, floating, flying.

(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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