And now, to a round of applause, we invite to the Festival of Romantic Songs, Lucică's Chrysanths, a band formed by an inseparable trio, the Golden Trinity. And amidst the folds of carbonic ice, crosses dangling from jute strings hung the three magnificent HE, Spirit and Son, this trio De Eden or Trilogy of True Light, and began to hum a cappella a psalmatically-influenced, enamel-bursting hit, the Troița Terțetului Di Vin.

(Translated by Cristina Ioana Bontea / 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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