Hello, yeah, Vengeanca House? What house? I would like to speak to Miss Vengeanca, please.Tell he it's Jean Stupid, chef. No madam here, chef. You don't fool me, I'm creating a new desert in my menu and I have to serve Mme Vengeanca on a cold plate, that's how the recipe goes. You are crazy. No, I am Stupid. You're clearly out of your mind. I am, but when I come back I will have to get revenge from a lot of people. Are you Priest Stupid? Revenge is Stupid's weapon. When I come back.... You'd better go to bed, sleep, you fool.

(Translated by Diana Stănescu / 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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