August 22nd, 2009 by susan

Challenge and Response

93challengeI quit halfway through my hypertext offering today to come up with perhaps the shortest hypertext story ever.

I’ve gone back and made some remarks on the recent pieces that I was just too cranky to do at the time. On this one, which started off my Nasty Susan reign, was indeed the result of an “oh f..k it” moment. However, some of the most interesting developments come of such times.

This two-lexia, three-word hypertext is indeed a story. It can go on for a while, or it can end at any time. What’s interesting to me is that without the “Back to Start” and “Back to Home” links, and with the no-change in “visited” link color to designate it as such, the reader’s decision to “end” the story is coincidental to the ending of the argument that makes up the story. The reader then becoming a character (or both, perhaps, if the decision is mutual) within the story.

Or maybe I’m just full of it.

5 Responses to “100 DAYS PROJECT: #93”

  1. Mary Ellen Says:

    I’m sure there is some deep psychological explanation for this piece. Give it 50 years, and this will be genius.

  2. susan Says:

    What do you mean? This is genius.

  3. Neha Says:

    Bwaaahahahaha!!!! I love it!

  4. Mary Ellen Says:

    Of course I think that everything you do is magnificent; I meant the rest of the world. You know, the slow ones.

  5. susan Says:

    Nice save.

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