Madam UE, I am Sile Sârbu from the village of Sârbi and I invented the Serb, because I have eight crops and only one bud at the bottom of the garden and in the winter our stones crack from the cold. Plus my wife is heavy with twins. If Stepan Stepanci from the steppe, who invented the steppe and has only six children, received from his family a fur coat and a picture of Fred Astaire, that they also took him to America and filled him with bug vodka, I want from you a plate with Dolănescu Ion, one with Jan de la Gorj and a smartphone. If possible, through PNRR.

(Translated by Oana Georgiana Minea / 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.

0 comentarii