Yesterday was a Blog Action Day to save Philippine corals, in light of distressing revelations regarding the extent of illegal coral/turtle harvesting and export. To participate in the attempt to raise awareness, I sent an open invitation to Filipino authors to participate in a special edition of the #RP612fic event, and tweet micro fiction stories with a coral/marine theme. (Note: We’ll still be holding the normal #RP612fic on independence day, and the 13th as well.)
It was a lot of fun (even if my Internet cut out midway through) and I think that we managed to entertain folks on Twitter (and confuse a few–but if we make them ask questions, that’s a form of raising awareness too!) and the Save Philippine Seas organizers took note of our stories. It was gratifying to see comments such as these:
I live to please, so without further prologue, here are the #RP612fic submissions which I could find. I know I’m missing a few who weren’t able to tag their entries, or who have private accounts that I have no access to. Feel free to add your contributions below, if I missed them! Once again, thank you everyone! Looking forward to reading more on the 12th and 13th.
Let’s start with those with the most contributions:
Adam David: (Note: Since this post may be getting visitors who don’t know Adam’s style–Adam contributed a few bits of fun word play, but if you’re the easily offended type, feel free to skip ahead.)
Kate Aton-Osias: (Who isn’t on Twitter but emailed me her contributions)
And last but hopefully not the least, let’s end with my own contributions:
Once again, thanks to everyone who sent in stories, and everyone who retweeted them or read them. Let’s maintain our vigilance everyone… a lot of those bleak scenarios could come true in our lifetime. (Well, maybe not any of Adam’s… I hope.)