Valeria knew that her husband was cheating on her with Nina the priestess, so she took revenge on him every week by screwing Costi, the teacher whose wife had been living with Vasi the mayor for years, both knowing that Vasi's wife had also had an affair with Răzvan, the old doctor whose wife regularly had sex with the priest Stelică, the teacher Ionuț and the postman Grig, without knowing that Ionuț's wife Claudia was also having sex with Grig. Since the village had become empty and only had 14 souls, it was hard to keep a secret.  

(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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