Ahmed, brought me the drill? Fatiha told me to give her some holes, not to her, to some walls to hang the paintings of Jamila. Who's Jamila? It's her moum, you crazy. She said if there's noneby lounch, she'll fill a divorce. Hey Hassan, I don't have your drill. Go luk at her. You're not kidding, I'm swearing on my goats I'll maik a huge scandal. Yu sick man, you at me the glu gun. Swearing on Allah's naim, you get on mi nerves and a valwe is going to blow off. Maybe two valbs.

(Translated by Luciana-Maria Buruiană / 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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