I think it's on science to find out what happened to her, and one of the answers is in the plot of land from up the hill that she passed by daily with the geese when she'd take them to the river, a plot in which Bubosu's\Lumpy's Nae planted that unnaturally tall corn. Why did she feel that call she could not resist, how she got into the field, she did not know, in fact she knew nothing, except that a darkness fell before her and fell to the ground. Nine months later, she gave birth to a green-eyed baby. Everyone said that corn is genetically modified.

(Translated by Monica-Andreea Gaman / 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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