Poet Napoleon J. wrote thirty poems in one breath and published his first volume: A Kind of Orange. After 5 years, the poet changed the order of the same poems in the Table of Contents and published a new volume with the title A Different Orange. After another 10 years, he changed the titles of the thirty poems and gave another title to his third book: Simple Orange. Five years after his death, the Academy collected in a volume entitled Opere all the volumes of the great Poet Napoleon J. written during his life.

(Translated by Ana Spînu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / 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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