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Hypertext fiction uses the web to break free from the single-path, beginning-middle-end constraints of conventional media. Here are two examples I wrote for another project. I hope you enjoy them!

 

Billy's Moves is a multi-path, linear story. It has a beginning, quite a few middles, and a number of ends. Billy is an all-action fired-up entrepreneur, basically good-hearted but not averse to bending the law. His day starts with a hangover, and can go either way from there. At the end of each section you can choose whether he makes a good move or a bad one, or you can let the story decide for itself. Read Billy's Moves...

 

Samantha In Winter is a non-linear hyperstory - no middle or end, instead a multi-sectioned snapshot that you can explore in any order. Sam is a teenager who has it all - looks, intelligence, a handsome boyfriend and a loving family. But things don't look quite that simple through her eyes. From your opening encounter with her, you can use the hyperlinks embedded in the text to move around her network of feelings and relationships, discovering her true sense of self, and her secret dream. Read Sam In Winter...

 

NOTE - these pages have been tested in Internet Explorer (5.0 or later), Mozilla Firefox and Opera. They might not work properly in other browsers, but give them a try anyway!

 

 
  Paul Stephens 2004 www.paulspages.co.uk