Hello, my name is Oana Jindiceanu, I am 41 years old, I have four children and I am a freelance actress. I haven't been on stage for a while, please bear with me, it was only last year that I got back into the profession, after maternity leaves that totalled 10 years + 2 of the pandemic. Thank you very much for being here, I would like, if I may, to recite a poem I wrote, in my spare time I am also a writer. Leave us, get off, go home, get out. Out. We came here to karaoke.

(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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