Are you ready? I prepared a show for you. May I have your attention, please? Put your phones away. The child then climbed into the tree house, put on her rose-tinted glasses, then shouted. Mom, can you see me? Mom, from here you are the most beautiful woman in the world. From up here, you and Dad are still together. You're still holding hands. Daddy, from here, you're not tired of us. You didn't leave, slamming the door behind you. We still eat breakfast together. Nobody breaks plates. And it's not my fault. It's not my fault. La, la,

(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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