A new version of the choose your own adventure story, this time posted on Twitter, looks set to revive the form.
Instead of being giving options and being asked to turn to pages to see what the consequence of their decisions are, readers navigate a web of Twitter accounts that all represent certain actions.
The story begins with @wnd_go, named “A dreadful start”, which offers the options to run or hide.
All of the accounts were created years ago, but most only started tweeting this week. One of the accounts, @wnd_time or “how long has it been”, tweeted in July when it was made simply to say “What are you looking at this for?”
What are you looking at this for?— How long has it been (@wnd_time) July 1, 2008
The creator said that he used old accounts and changed their name to give the impression that the accounts had been waiting for years.
The tweets emerged on Sunday evening.
The story appears to have been made by Terence Eden, who tweeted that he had created it this morning.
You should probably be asleep. I've created a "Choose You Own Adventure" on Twitter. Start here ➡ @wnd_go Pleasant dreams.— Terence Eden (@edent) January 12, 2015
As Eden points out in his blog about the adventure, he is far from the first to begin one on Twitter. But other examples tend to use links outside of Twitter to continue the story, rather than continuing them within the site.
Eden says in the post, where he explains how he made the site, that he made the story as a "teaser trailer" for Timothy Jarvis's book, The Wanderer.
Many of the accounts feature location information, but those too are largely mysterious — the first account’s, for example, links to an address in Redcross Road in London’s Southwark. That is the site of a disused burial ground known as Cross Bones that the council is currently redeveloping.Reuse content