Love in non-colors is found in a group of quadrupeds, generically named Equus Banalis. The experts in animal banging also call them the striped of the dull lovemaking or the emotional achromatopsia of the equine animals. They are touched by the chromatic apathy, barking bitterness, sometimes raging negativism or hitting with the hoof of mutism any attempt of approach. The mating of such a specimen is an enigma. Some suspect that it happens at night, in the dark, and those streaks of light are formed due to the friction.

(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.

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