you will find another rainbow. A mirrored one. Its colors will be in reverse order : violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, red. It rains from bottom to top there, the rivers flow up the mountain, the fish swim backwards and people walk on their hands. Black is white there, lie is truth, good is bad and love is hate. Did I make you curious? Go there and see. Under a rock, in a red envelope, you will find my message: uoytuohtiw evil t'nac I. uoyrofgnitiawm'I.uoyevol I taht yaw ehtenoemosdevol I evahefilymnireveN.

(Translated by Mălina Ioana Butaru / 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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