Category: Choose Your Own Romance

CYOR Shade

Chose Your Own Romance: Shade, This chapter by AmyBeth Inverness

This is the first link in the story chain!

Read from the POV of Jean, a 30 something woman in 21st Century Sundance, Wyoming.

You have always loved coming home to your grandparents’ horse ranch in Sundance, even though both your parents prefer to live in the city. But an unexpected twist of fate has you not only visiting your grandparents, but moving in.

You flop your suitcase on the bed and look around at fifty years of odds and ends in the large attic room. Your grandmother said you could rearrange everything however you wish, but although everything is neat and tidy, it might take a dump truck or a large storage shed to make room for your own things.

Your grandfather appears on the stairs. “I’ve got two more suitcases, Jeanbug, but I’m not sure where in the world we’re going to put them…”

“That’s a good question.” you reply. “Grandma said I could rearrange everything, but… ”

Your grandfather laughs. “There’s plenty of room above the garage, sweetheart. Just let me know what stays and what goes and I’ll take care of it.”

You thank your grandfather, and ponder the circumstances that led you here.

Did you…

Tell your awful boss exactly what you think of her and lose your job? (By Cassandra Carr.)

Decide to take a sabbatical from your job after hearing about your grandmother’s illness? (Link coming soon from ________)

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Chose Your Own Romance: Sharpness of Wit, This chapter by AmyBeth Inverness

This is the first link in the story chain!

Read from the POV of Frank, a 20 something man in 21st Century Ontario, CA.

You have known since you were a small child that the odd people your parents help out of their cabin on the Lost Channel are supernatural beings. You just never expected one might be so alluring.

The visitor has gone.

You must have missed their night time arrival, but their departure was rather noisy.

You peer out the window of your small bedroom in your parent’s cabin, but whoever it was has faded into the woods already.

Your mother greets you as you plod down the stairs in search of caffeine. “Oh! Good morning Frank, did we wake you?”

“It was time to get up anyway.” you reassure her, pouring yourself a hot mug of caffeinated reinforcement. Breakfast is calm. Night visitors are nothing unusual, although the visitors themselves are anything but usual.

Thanking your mother for breakfast, you ponder how you might best find one particularly alluring visitor who has caught your attention.

Do you…

Go back to your room and wait for them to come to you? (Link coming soon from ________)

Go out to the woods and walk, hoping you can figure out the particular pattern of paths that will lead you to them? (Link by Stuart Nager)

Find a quiet place by the water, try to look harmless, and wait? (Link coming soon from ________)

Ask your parents how to contact the visitor in question? (Link by Pencil Girl)

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Chose Your Own Romance: No London Bride, This chapter by AmyBeth Inverness

This is the first link in the story chain!

Read from the POV of Cora, a 20 year old debutante, the daughter of the Duke of Burlington, in 1800’s England.

After three seasons in the whirlwind on London’s haut ton without a single offer of marriage, your father has other plans to get you off his hands.

You have spent three seasons in the whirlwind of London’s haut ton without a single proposal of marriage, and your father, the Duke of Burlington, has decided to marry you off to the son of an old friend. Though wealthy, he is a mysterious recluse.

“Cora!” roars your father’s voice from his study.

You have kept him waiting long enough.

Do you…

Take a deep breath and enter the study?   (Link by Aislinn Macnamara)

Slink away and hide in your room, pretending no one told you your presence was required?  (Link coming soon from ________)

Hesitate?  (Link coming soon from ________)

Grab the nearest valuables and run away to make your own fortune? (By Liz Silver)

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