This is Absurd Radio with our daily show. Such a happy music, wave after wave we skip our hearts. So many good theatre plays, play after play we lift our masks. Boo, here's me, a Stroe also on this Noah's bow, I play my thoughts and wait for Vasilache to do karaoke together with you. The words are given to us on ultra-short frequencies, our voices mingle, the sea resounds, the sirens acclaim us through Petrușka's megaphone, where everyone laughs, sings and dances. Gavarit Radiostanția Otdîh.

(Translated by Andreea-Alexandra Șerbănescu / 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 April 2023, the group has 11,000 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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