Girl, I think Viktor went nuts. He gave all of us black tutus, but only gave that show-off the white one. He said it's to \'bring out the darkness of her skin', yeah right. So what if she graduated The Royal Academy of Dance and was Naraskina's pupil? She's still a loser. That's why she ended up dancing here with us. What bothers me even more is this stupid idea of Viktor's. Sure, swan lake, but the other way around. When I told him that Ceaikovski must be rolling in his grave, he smirked: I don't think so, sister. He kinda liked things \'the other way around' too.

(Translated by Marta Fulga / 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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