The Invitation

For the past month, Chad and I have been working with 4 other bloggers on a project that is different from anything that I have ever seen in a blog before.  

This project all began with a comment between Bronwyn at Journeys of the Fabulist and myself. We were talking about the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books and how much we loved them as children. Bronwyn had the wonderful idea to create a blog project along the lines of those books. She took the reins and made this project happen, finding three other amazing bloggers to create this reading adventure. Make sure to check out the bloggers bio’s here.

How “The Invitation” Works:

In this story, you are the main character, and you get to make the choices. At the end of each part, click on your chosen option to get to the next bit of the story.

Each author wrote the section which appears on their blog, and nominated the next author in turn. No arc lasts more than four clicks. When you’ve finished, click back to the beginning to see where the other choices lead… 

And now:

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THE INTRODUCTION

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It’s Saturday morning, and your mum’s telling you to take your little sister to the park. “Unless you want to help me mop the floor,” she adds. You get it – the park wins.

With your skateboard tucked under your arm, and your sister trailing behind on her rollerblades, you head out the door and down the footpath. “I’ll work on my grind while Carly practices her backwards skate,” you think, “and we’ll head home in time for lunch and computer games.”

Then an envelope catches your eye. It’s lying beside some bushes, half-covered with leaves, but it looks intact and rather official. You pick it up as Carly skates to a halt behind you. “What’s that letter?” she says. The front reads:

To The Finder
Tulledon Lane
Hatbottom

“It’s for you, then,” says Carly. “This is Tulledon Lane, Hatbottom, and you’re definitely The Finder. Go on – open it!”

There’s no arguing with that logic, so you slit the envelope open and pull out the letter inside. It reads:

“Thankyou for accepting our invitation. Please be advised that our driver will pick you up promptly at 2pm, Saturday, on the corner of Tulledon Lane and Thack Street. You are to bring one guest, four ping-pong balls, and a packet of paper clips.”

Carly looks at you. “What’s this about accepting an invitation?”

“I don’t know,” you say, truthfully. “I don’t remember accepting anything.”

“Well that’s pretty strange,” she says. “What are you going to do?”

If you prepare as advised for a 2pm pickup, click here.

If you scrunch up the invitation and throw it away, click here.

Written by Bronwyn at Journeys of The Fabulist

  20 comments for “The Invitation

  1. journey2dfuture
    October 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I love it but so need more time and sleep, ill be back tomorrow. 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      October 8, 2014 at 7:18 am

      I look forward to it! Hope you sleep well. 🙂

  2. Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
    October 8, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Wheee! Here I go…. 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      October 8, 2014 at 7:27 am

      Here we go! Thanks again Bronwyn for bringing this project to fruition. You are an amazing lady. 🙂

      • Bronwyn Joy @ Journeys Of The Fabulist
        October 8, 2014 at 9:21 am

        Thank you and Chad, too! Love some of the twists 😉

  3. Patti Mitchell
    October 8, 2014 at 1:11 am

    I LOVE this! I could do it all day! So many choices! Maybe i will….oh wait…. i have three kids, a husband and house to take care of….hm….decisions decisions 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      October 8, 2014 at 8:18 am

      They can take care of themselves for awhile, right? Lol. I always have to wait until z is in bed to read pretty much anything. 🙂

  4. Valerie
    October 8, 2014 at 3:53 am

    How fun and original!! I’m sitting here trying to decide if I’d accept the invitation or throw it away! ….

    • andthreetogo
      October 8, 2014 at 7:27 am

      I think I would accept, but probably worry about it until it (hopefully) turned out okay. 🙂

  5. Sue Slaght
    October 8, 2014 at 4:18 am

    A very clever idea! My son loved those adventure books.

    • andthreetogo
      October 8, 2014 at 7:25 am

      They were so much fun! I believe they are still around, so I am hoping that when Z is old enough she will love them as well. I guess if they aren’t available I can keep doing blog hops like this… 🙂

  6. Nomibug
    October 8, 2014 at 5:22 am

    They were my favourite books as a kid! I’m so excited about snuggling up in bed and checking this out tonight. Cool idea 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      October 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

      Thanks! They were my favorites, too! I hope you enjoy it!

      • Nomibug
        October 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm

        I did! It made me remember days of hiding under my blankets in bed with a torch because I was supposed to be asleep 🙂

        • andthreetogo
          October 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          I am so glad. I remember those days fondly in my childhood as well! 🙂

  7. theblackberryboys
    October 9, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I loved your surprise 🙂

    • andthreetogo
      October 9, 2014 at 5:43 pm

      I am so glad! 🙂

  8. thehomeschoolingdoctor
    October 10, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I’m archaic. Which books are these? I enjoyed my trip! 🙂 Fun, fun idea.

    • andthreetogo
      October 10, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      There is no way that you are older than me.:) They are short fiction books where you would start with an intro then make choices along the way that would determine your fate. Kind of like our story but in read book form. You can learn more about them here. I bet your kids would love them!
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choose_Your_Own_Adventure

      • thehomeschoolingdoctor
        October 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm

        Oh, sure! I did those books for sure. LOVED THEM! But I thought maybe the characters in your strings were from something I hadn’t read. The League? But I guess you all just made those up? I wasn’t missing any great works of literature they were based upon?

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