Author: Maggie Stough

Flarf

A couple days ago I was talking with a friend about electronic poetry as he had done a presentation on it when he had taken Contemporary Poetry a few years ago. I asked what all he had included in his presentation and along with hypertext and other common forms of electronic poetry, he had Flarf. I had never heard of…

Dan Waber’s “a kiss”

Dan Waber’s “a kiss” is a piece of hypertext poetry created using Twine. The start page reads “This is a story that unfurls in many directions at once. Begin with a kiss.” You are then presented with how you want to approach this moment of the kiss: before, after, left, right, out, or in. Each of these choices takes you…

Autumn’s Daughter

Autumn’s Daughter is a work of interactive fiction about a middle eastern girl, most likely a teenager or young adult, who wants to be educated and live independently, but is forced into an arranged marriage. You are asked to make choices in hopes of helping the girl gain independence from the patriarchy that entraps her. The story moves quickly, but the…

Emily Short’s Bee

Bee is a work of interactive fiction by Emily Short. It operates much like a choose your own adventure where a series of options are given so you can choose where the story goes next. The premise is about a home-schooled girl trying to win the National Spelling Bee. Based on your choices, a bar on the left-side lets you…