Light a cigarette, make a tea, and I will tell you. I was uncertain. I didn't pay attention and I was hindered by a dream. The scratch dissapeared quickly along with so many promises. It bothered me slightly on my right side, just to remind me how frail am I, but I was ok. The crises have started and I have become silent. At the MRI they discovered a bent corner and I went to treat myself with reality infusions. I found the cure in two green irises. The kink smoothed out and I haven't been anywhere since then.
(Translated by Alexandra Cica / 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.