The lady took the camels out of the canopy and grew old happily with Alexandre Dumas Jr. Romeo moves in with Juliet in a Parisian skyscraper apartment to overcome his balcony phobia. Achilles marries a pair of heels, excuse me Patroclus in heels defying legend, and putting his heel tendon beauty on display. Dorian Gray marries a mirror, the story goes that Narcissus appeared to him in it, convincing him she was the most beautiful in the country, fulfilling his love.

(Translated by Cosmina-Florentina Ciobanu / 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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