The ice cubes on which coffee with vodka drip are spinning chaotically in the glass from Vlad's hand. Black Russian - an alert way to pump blood into the heart woken up from a restless sleep. Vampires have nightmares too. Her body approaches in a feline way in strobe sequences; does the light reveal her? The dark? She runs her nails through his Gaultier T-shirt, striped, black, see-through. You know I've always been the opposite of the others, she smiled sexy, with a discreet reveal of her canines; the prey will become the predator, and she ran her tongue across his nape.
(Translated by Tania Diniță / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I / 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 May 2023, the group has 11,260 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.