Joiță, how can I imagine some hotshot actor, who's so skinny, that they roll their eyes and scream hysterically for the metrosexual, who might be gay, or maybe he's not able to, poor guy? My Pompilică doesn't want any of them, because they all see him as ugly and a wimp, but he doesn't know how much he can, how much he carries and what he's worth. Shall I ruin my neurons when my reality exceeds all standards? No, I'm not telling you how many inches my reality has. Just imagine it and do your homework.

(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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