frames is cut. The film's too-short subject matter too great director aged by tobacco and with ambitions on his shoulders. Triple takes are shot, dialogue is dropped, moans are added, sensuous lips, the smell of visual democracy. Actors rehearse the Sense, the weed-sniffing scene, the drinking of water from a horse's hoof, and faint in exhaustion at the fitting of a rebellious lock on a smug forehead belonging to the actress in the lead. It's a hit at the premiere. There's also Mackie Sis in the auditorium and Juliet. And love, broken into syllables. Let's have a round of applause.

(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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