Branching Stories on the Web


If you loved Choose Your Own Adventure stories as a kid and still wonder where all that branching narrative magic went, you might want to check out ADJUNCT by Ishmael Gilgamesh, in which you are a writer (of some kind) who may (or may not) become an adjunct to pay the bills. This cheeky postmodern pseudo-adventure lives on Inklewriter, the latest and probably best platform yet developed to host branching narratives on the web. You can create and share your own stories too—but be warned: it’s harder than it looks!

Amy Letter is a writer and artist whose work has appeared in PANK, Puerto Del Sol, Quarterly West, and other journals and magazines. She is the Digital / Electronic / New Media Literature Editor at the Rumpus and assistant professor of Fiction and New Media at Drake University. More from this author →