In the past few months, I've been reading a lot: both stories as the ones that are being published on this website, and other novels and tales besides it.
One of the things I've been intrigued by most were the so-called 'Choice of'-style of interactive novels, in which you, most often as the main character in the story, can decide upon many of the decisions and problems the hero, which in the end leads to different endings, sometimes numbering in the hundreds, for every decision made. It is rather similar to the interactive story thread we have going here on blueversusred, but more detailed, and with more choices.
After finishing the first story, I immediately got an idea: why not make a ‘Choice of’- game, but then focussed solely on clones, doubles and doppelgangers?
I went to work, but the further I got, the more I saw that I wouldn’t be able to see it to the end: there was just too much work to be done for the story to work out as I hoped it would, and it couldn’t hold my interest at times. And how would I be able to put the story on the website anyway?
I was almost ready to give up, until… I thought of all you guys. Maybe, I thought, maybe, we could, as a community, work together to produce such a story. A Choice of Clones/Doubles/Doppelgangers/you-name-it, so to speak. An experimental approach to writing, in which we work together even more than we did before with the interactive stories.
So, it basically comes down to this request: would you guys help me further the story I have recently made the first steps in, or hell, start a complete new one? In which we work together by writing and continuing on ideas and pages written by others? To see whatever we, as a community, can come up with together?
I will be posting the first few Choices of the story I came up with soon. Do with it whatever you like, but leave other options and the usual ‘Something Else’’s in place.
I would love to hear your oppinions on the matter. Maybe you would like to join, great! And if this is not the case, well, then it isn’t. Maybe this experiment is doomed to fail.
But, no point without trying, right?