The undergradute thesis focuses on the literary development of short stories of Slovene writer Franjo Frančič, with the emphasis on the image and the experience of the characters of his literary world, who mostly come from the margins of society. Marked with tragic life experiences they seek consolation in the divergent social acts, such as violence, addictions and unusual forms of erotic and sexual practices and relationships. These characteristics also happen to be main features of a literary genre called transgressive literature or transgressive fiction. The first part of the thesis consists of a brief outline of the philosophical concept of transgression, which was first widely discussed by Georges Bataille, and how the transgressive literature illuminates this definition. Then the research attempts to analyze what exactly constructs the social reality of characters in short prose of Franjo Frančič and how it reflects the elements of transgressive fiction. It appears that the short stories of Franjo Frančič touch Bataille's definition of transgression in many places, especially in the way of describing existential situation of the individuals, the experince of eroticism, abuse, violence and in criticism of the social system.