RP612Fic 2010: The Stories

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On June - 16 - 2010

If there’s one theme that I’d say unites many of the stories in this year’s RP612fic, it’s this: a need for catharsis. We’re coming off a decade under an unpopular President, and while many are hopeful for the coming administration, there still remains a lot of unsettled issues, a lot of unpsent anger. Luckily, catharsis is one of the functions that fiction can undertake in the life of both writers and readers, and I hope that participating in this year’s Independence Day micro story tweet fest helped a few of us get ready for the new challenges that face us, while helping us remember what has come before.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated, especially Dominique Cimafranca who was impressively prolific during the RP612fic period. We generated over one hundred and fifteen stories over the Independence Day weekend–here are a few of my favorite stories:

RP612fic 2010 faves

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t point to Adam David’s essay on freedom, over at the Philippine Online Chronicles.

The rest of the stories run the gamut from science fiction, to horror, to fantasy (from the fantasy that means “magic” to the fantasy that means “how I wish this were true). Some are meant to be read alone, others in sequence (although there was a limit to how I could arrange them in anything but the reverse chronological order of a Twitter search.) Some aren’t stories in so much as hopes, dreams, or ideas and that’s fine too.The usual disclaimer applies: these stories are meant as fiction, and are not to be taken as allegations of actual facts, nor as statements of actual intent.

And now, beneath the cut, are the rest of the stories. (2009′s stories are here.) Enjoy, and see you all next year!

RP612fic 2010 1 a

RP612fic 2010 1 b

RP612fic 2010 2 aRP612fic 2010 2 bRP612fic 2010 2 add 2

RP612fic 2010 2 add 3

RP612fic 2010 2 add 3 (2)

RP612fic 2010 2 add 6

RP612fic 2010 2 add 3 (3)

RP612fic 2010 2 add 3 (4)RP612fic 2010 3RP612fic 2010 3 add 5RP612fic 2010 Haya FicRP612fic 2010 3 add 1RP612fic 2010 3 add 3RP612fic 2010 Adam 1RP612fic 2010 3 add 8RP612fic 2010 4 (11 tweets)

RP612fic 2010 3 add 6RP612fic 2010 3 add 2RP612fic 2010 3 add 9

RP612fic 2010 4 add 6RP612fic 2010 4 add 2

RP612fic 2010 4 add 3 (2)

RP612fic 2010 4 add 1

RP612fic 2010 4 add 3

RP612fic 2010 4 add 2 (2)

3 Responses to “RP612Fic 2010: The Stories”

  1. Dominique says:

    Heh. It was a lot of fun to do.

  2. Meann says:

    I just wish I could’ve tweeted more, but I was out and about that weekend. ‘Twas fun, though!

  3. Edward says:

    i just read through the entire thread on this page. best time spent online!

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