Your device has been updated at that optimal version that all your people are talking about, because we recognise your self assigned status as humans. Your account is kind of like porn, meaning naked, empty, do you wish to downgrade it to Săraki version? Cling. Thank you for choosing loyalty. We will send you as a gift a group of carol singers at your address. On e-mail. Pls insert holiday wishes representative for your culture. Lookat how the orange sky is snowing, almost blue, AI has considered orange to be friendlier to the humanoid retina.

(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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