The journey of life

A hypertext narrative by

Jessica Guilbault

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Word count: 4441

Choice count: 74

Section count: 48

Image count: 48

Error count: 21

Field Related Analysis:

Tourism : 55 matches (City, Connection, Cruise, Deal, Driver, Europe, First class, Flight, Glass, Guide, Highway, Hotel, Journey, Let's Go, Luggage, Opportunity, Passport, Plane, Portion, Restaurant, adventure, back office, bar, charge, content, cruise, deck, diner, door, escort, field, first class, flight, forward, guide, highway, hotel, leg, luggage, memory, metal, online, option, park, pass, passing, passport, register, round, sitting, stop, through, times, trip, vacation)

Law/Paralegal-Technology : 54 matches (acceptance, act, answer, arrest, Bar, blood, Book, cartel, charge, Child, close, company, condition, custody, death, driver, driving, drugs, evidence, family, fine, firearm, freedom, gift, highway, House, Independent, Information, law, minimum wage, minister, notice, offer, office, option, order, parent, passport, police officer, portion, price, Prime Minister, private, record, register, repairs, road, schedule, security, silence, speeding, truth, value, young)

Computer Science : 38 matches (application, body, call, child, choice, chunk, Class, close, coding, document, engine, exit, field, file, floor, healthcare, manager, memory, name, online, open, pack, parent, pass, Pick, Private, recall, recognize, record, safety, security, session, sleep, station, store, table, True, Value)

Target Structure:

a foot in the door (1 match)

hinder (1 match)

HR (1 match)

income (1 match)

internship (5 matches)

overtime (1 match)

perpetrator (2 matches)

set aside (1 match)

thoroughly (1 match)

vacant position (1 match)

wage (1 match)


The journey of life

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The first major decision in life.

Now that school is almost over you need to decide where do you go now. Do you want to go to university, maybe you would like to travel, or are you tired of school and want to earn some money?

Choice 1 : I want to learn more

Choice 2 : I want to travel

Choice 3 : I'm Tired of school

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Off to university.

You decided to go to university, but you aren't sure which one to pick. You did your research and found two possible options. The first one is closer to home, while the second one is out of town. You don't have much time to do your application online, Which one do you chose?

Choice 1 : The comfort of home

Choice 2 : A great experience

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The world ahead.

You decided to take the time to travel in order to get inspired, but where do you want to go? Somewhere in Europe or somewhere closer to home?

Choice 1 : Europe

Choice 2 : Close to home

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The workforce.

You are tired of sitting in school and decide to start earning an income. You begin to send some application and get two phone calls. The first one is for an internship in a hospital downtown. The other one is for a regular Job with an above minimum wage. Who do you call back?

Choice 1 : The internship

Choice 2 : Money

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Welcome to UQAM.

You did it you got accepted at UQAM in management of healthcare services to become an archivist. As time passes you start to wonder if this is exactly what you want to do and if it's worth all the effort. You talk to your friend who study's psychology and he urges you to consult a psychologist. You agree with him but as he leaves you start to wonder if it would help. What will you do?

Choice 1 : consult

Choice 2 : On my own

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A painful choice.

You got a letter of acceptance at a university in Toronto. You are deeply attached to your family and friends in Montreal. You take the time to think about this decision thoroughly. Should you pursue your dream on your own or stay in Montreal? At the diner table with friends and family you tell them your decision. What do you tell them?

Choice 1 : Half way there

Choice 2 : Family first

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Adventure in Spain.

You decide on your second day to go to the bar. As you are sipping your drink you feel uneasy and quickly realise someone spiced your drink. As you're about to pass out someone caches you as you fall. You're not sure if it's the perpetrator or a good samaritan? Which one is it?

Choice 1 : A good samaritan

Choice 2 : It's him!

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A memorable buss trip.

Trying to set aside as much money as possible for future plans you decide to take a buss trip to Vancouver and stay there two or three days. During the trip there were two boys who were bored and decided to prank someone on the buss. You feel as if you should tell them to stop but you're not sure if you should. Should you?

Choice 1 : Tell them to stop

Choice 2 : Leave them alone

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A foot in the door.

You decide to call the hospital since it was the best way to get a possible vacant position in the future. With the HR department you scheduled an interview with the manager tomorrow. In the waiting room you notice two employees talking about a patient file. You know that they shouldn't do that. Do you tell the manager or do you keep it to yourself as to not hinder your chances of getting the internship?

Choice 1 : Tell him

Choice 2 : Don't tell him

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Money but at what price?

Your start to earn some money so that you can be more independent. Your boss really likes you and gives you all the hours and even asks you if you would like to do some overtime. Years past and you want more challenge in your work. Wanting a change you go ask your boss for more responsibilities to which he gives you two options. The first one being forget it and go back to work. The second option is to leave the company for good? He is not a patient man what do you chose?

Choice 1 : One more day

Choice 2 : I Quit

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The consultation.

Reluctantly you decide to go consult a psychologist. As the session goes on you start to open up and talk about the abuse you suffered as a child by your uncle. The therapist suggests you take more sessions with her to help you truly get over this trauma. You have little money and are afraid of not being able to finish the semester. Do you try and deal with this on your own or do you continue on with the sessions?

Choice 1 : The past is just the past

Choice 2 : Sometimes you need help

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Alone in the ocean.

You manage to get past the semester and decide to take a break and go on a cruise. One night during the cruise you wake up and head outside to look at the night sky. You see woman crying with a bottle in her hands. You see yourself in her and are hesitant to approach her. Do you leave her alone or do you try and talk to her?

Choice 1 : Your not alone

Choice 2 : I can't help her

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On the road.

You drove a couple of miles and decide to stop for a bite to eat. You go into your luggage to get your lunch where you find a letter from one of your friends. As you read it you begin to cry because you realise he is madly in love with you and is planing on taking his life if you don't come back. You have no charge on your phone. Is he bluffing or is he serious? How much do you care?

Choice 1 : He is bluffing

Choice 2 : I care !

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A sad girl.

You keep thinking about the opportunity you missed. Your parents see that you are sad and decide to take you out to dinner at your favorite restaurant. Once you get there you are greeted with all your friends who yell out congratulations! Confused you turn to your parents and they tell you that they applied for you because they knew you really wanted to go. After a long minute of crying you sit down eat and get ready for a new adventure. Is this the end you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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A great value.

The manager comes to the waiting room to great you and at the end of the interview he asks if you have any questions for him. You tell him what you overheard while you were waiting. He asks you if you are sure about what you heard. This is your last chance do you follow through or do you turn back?

Choice 1 : Follow trough

Choice 2 : Pull back now

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The price of silence.

The first day of the internship a colleague sends you a mother who would like to see her daughters file. You get the file and give a duplicate to the mother. Later that day you are called in the office and asked if you gave the document to the mother of a patient. You tell him that you did but it was not your file from the start. You see that he doesn't believe you, Do you tell him what she did or do you take the blame and move on?

Choice 1 : The truth.

Choice 2 : Move on

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The weight of memory.

Each day you wonder why you get out of bed. Everything has become a chore. You think it's because you aren't getting quality sleep and so you decide to buy some sleeping pills. That night you take three. The possology says at most one every 24 H. As your eyes close you finally felt that weight being lifted off your shoulders. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Getting better.

Many sessions have past and you're finally starting to live. You decide to go to the liquor store to buy your therapist a bottle of whine as a thank you gift. As you make your way to the cash register a man walks up to the cash register and shoots the cashier. You quickly hid behind the shelves but the gunman sees you and starts to walk towards you. Do you run or do you try and disarm the man, you don't have much time, what will you do?

Choice 1 : Disarm

Choice 2 : Run

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You decide to try and talk to the young lady. You learn that she is a student as well and that she is struggling with family problems. You feel a connection between the both of you do you offer her to continue talking near the piano on the cruse, or do you keep talking outside?

Choice 1 : To the piano

Choice 2 : Stay outside

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A life lesson.

It is not your problem so you decide to go to sleep in your room. The nest day you heard they pulled out a body from the ocean last night. You realised that you could have prevented the lost of a life. That day when you looked at her friend crying you realised just how precious life is. it's sad you had to see someone lose theirs to realise it. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Good men still exist.

You still believe there is good in this world. The man saw you were about to fall and ran to catch you. He then brought you to the nearest hospital. When the drugs wore off, the police come to your bed to get details on what happened. You tell them what happened and asked if they found a blue purse. They show you a photo and you recognize your purse. You know that if they have a photo of your purse it's because it's evidence. To get out of this situation what will you say? Do you tell them the truth or do you lie to them?

Choice 1 : Tell them the truth

Choice 2 : Lie to them

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A traumatic experience.

You fling your arms around to get the man off you. He let's go and you fall to the floor. You struggle to back up, but once you do the bartender gives you a glass of water. As you drink it, you feel yourself lose consciousness. When you wake up your clothes are all ripped and you are covered in a blanket at a police station. You know that many of the police men in Spain are dirty. Knowing this a police officer asks you if you would like to be escorted to your hotel or if you are able on your own? What do you tell him?

Choice 1 : I want to be escorted

Choice 2 : I am ok on my own

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Want to see a magic trick?

You tell the kids that they shouldn't prank people, instead you decide to show them a magic trick. You take out a deck of playing cards and show them a couple of tricks. A couple of days later you finally arrived in Vancouver. You researched the University of Vancouver and fell in love with the campus, the city and everything about Vancouver. Thus you decided to stay and study here, where you are happier. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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How harmful can a small prank be.

You see the two boy's get a blow horn from their bag. They look around to see who would have the funniest reaction. You see them approach the buss driver and before you could say anything it was too late. The buss ends up in the ditch on the side of the road. Nobody else noticed but there is smoke coming out of the engine of the buss. You know their isn't much time do you try to get everyone to safety or do you worry about yourself first?

Choice 1 : Help them

Choice 2 : Let them be

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Missed opportunity.

You decide to let it be for now because you still need the job. You tell yourself however that tomorrow you will tell him you want to work part-time so that you can go back to school. Unfortunately tomorrow was too late. Your mom got diagnosed with cancer, your car needs some major repairs and to top it all off your house was recently caught in a fire. You waited one day too many to take your decision and now you are stuck staying here full time. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Enough is enough, you decide to end it, Your know it's not worth it. Quitting your job made you realise how important it is to do what you truly love. You wonder if this is really what you want to do for the rest of your life. You're hesitant on finding another job in the field or changing field completely. Do you give it another go or do you try something different?

Choice 1 : Let's give it another go

Choice 2 : Change is good

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Now you've done it.

You try and talk yourself out of this situation so that you can get back to the hotel room and eventually back home. But lying to a police officer is never a good thing. They think you have something to hide and decide to bring you to the station. You tell them what you remember and they realise they will not get any useful information from you. Although because you lied to them they still forbid you to leave the country for the next week. Now you are stuck in Spain, with no money for another week all because of one lie. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Your only option.

You tell them that it is indeed your purse. You tell them everything that happened prior to your incident. They thank you for your information and ask you if you could recall some names you overheard at the bar? You remember the bartenders name but you wonder if you should really get more involved in this situation. Do you try and help them or do you just want to forget everything that has happened and move on?

Choice 1 : Tell them his name

Choice 2 : I Want to forget

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How could you.

You think he is bluffing, he has always been that one guy who has all the friends and who everyone wanted to be with. You know he will be fine. When you arrive you get to your room and settle yourself in and go to bed so that you are ready for your first class tomorrow. Half way trough semester you get a phone call from your parents. They sound nervous and sad, they tell you that one of your friends has killed himself. He wasn't bluffing. You still have finals coming up, do you leave everything to say goodbye or do you plow through your emotions?

Choice 1 : Go back home

Choice 2 : Finish the semester

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Not you.

You turn around and head straight for his house. Speeding down the highway you get to his house in a heart beat only to find he is not there. You go back to your parent's house to charge your phone and try to call him. On your way there you see him lying on the ground in the park. Fearing the worst you rush to his side. Surprised he gets up and asks why you are here. Without thinking, you kiss him and say I couldn't lose you, not you. You never told him but you always loved him and decided to stay so that you could always be with him. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : changing fate

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With a wine bottle in you hand you hit the man's leg as hard as you take the gun away from his hand and throw it as far as you can. You see him trying to get up and get the firearm but you grab another bottle and throw it as his head as hard as you can, knocking him unconscious. The police arrive and ask what happened. You explained the situation and the next day you are awarded a medal for your bravery. This was just what you needed to move forward in your life. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Run for help.

As you run towards the exit, you hear a gunshot. The perpetrator just shot your leg. The man walks towards you and shoot another round through your hand. Soon after the policemen arrive and arrest the man. They call and ambulance and get you to the nearest hospital. In a hospital bed the doctor says you lost a lot of blood, and because of that the tissue in your leg is rotting. He gives you two options. The first one is to cut off a portion hoping your body can take care of the rest, the other one is to cut off the leg completely, He is waiting for your answer.

Choice 1 : Try to keep my leg

Choice 2 : Take it off

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The truth.

You tell the manager what you overheard the girls saying before your interview. The manager doesn't believe you as she has worked with a doctor in the past and know the law. He decides to send you in the back office for the next couple of days to place the files in both sections. The first one in alphabetical order and the other one in chronological order. You accept his criticism and continue with the internship, knowing far well you will not be staying in this company. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Moving on.

You take the criticism even if you know it was not your mistake. With this out of the way you decide to document your every move in order to prove or disprove any accusations made against you. One day the colleague that got you in trouble the first time is asking for your help. Do you help her because your a good person or do you give her the same treatment she gave you?

Choice 1 : I am a good person

Choice 2 : I'm a bitch

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Together you move on.

You offer her to continue this conversation near the piano in the ball room or right here outside. She looks at you and suggests that you go elsewhere more private. Both of you have been through a lot of rough times and now that you have met you decide to go on another adventure together and who knows maybe this is the beginning of something wonderful. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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The dream job.

You tell him it's that it's the truth and that you are sure of what you are advancing. You were not the only one to advance this situation. Someone else has heard the same thing as you and two people who do not know each other and say the same thing must be true. Later that day, the two girls who were talking about a patient file were fired which left an empty position, one the manager happily handed to you. There is anything to be learned here is that the truth always pays out in the end. IS this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Rotten Luck.

You decide to take the escort as you believe it is best then no protection at all. Little did you know the policemen was working for the drug cartel. He knocks you out and the next thing you know you are attached in the back of a van going who knows where. When the van stops they toss you in the desert and leave. Dehydrated and hungry you have no more energy left and die alone in the desert. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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We meet again.

As you leave the police station, you are greeted by a kind man who hands you something is a bag. When you look inside you see your wallet and passport. You look up to thank him but he was gone. You head straight to the hotel to get your things and book the first flight back to Montreal. You have been through a lot and now all you want is the comfort of your very own bed. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Not all heroes wear capes.

You grab the blow horn at your feet and blow to get everyone's attention. You tell them to get out the back exit because the engine is on fire. You calmly guide them one by one out the back exit and once everyone is out you get a safe distance away from the flaming buss. After a short while the other cars see the situation and call for help. Once they arrive everyone said how brave you were and how you helped them all get out safely. The nest day you get a visit from the prime minister to congratulate you on your act of bravery. You have seen some beautiful scenery, had a great trip and met the prime minister of Canada. Not too bad for your first trip. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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A gruesome death.

You decide to bolt for the exit on your own, leaving everyone behind. It took you some time but you finally made it out. You start to get away from the buss when you hear a loud explosion. You turn around to see if anyone survived but you feel a resistance. You look down and see a large metal chunk trough your abdomen. Before you could realise what happened you collapsed and died with the rest of the passengers. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Second time is the charm.

You decide to give it another try. You decide to go into coding. You find a job in a small town on the outer regions of Montreal in the coding of pathologies in a hospital and you love it. You decide to focus on this job for now leaving school behind until you think you are ready for further studying. Until then, you are content with an eight to five schedule with a descent salary. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Buss driver.

Tired of school and not knowing what to do you decide to focus on one of the things you love to do which is driving. You decide to become a buss driver because of the job security it provides and for the joy of driving around town day after day. It is not your ideal job, but you are happy nonetheless going in this new field. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Emilio Is the first name that comes to your mind. You decide to tell them but ask to be left out of the situation. They see you are visibly distressed and decide to keep you under protective custody until you are well enough to take the next plane to Canada. You have been through a lot and definitely need another vacation to get over this vacation. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Too much.

You decide to go back home. The pain is too much and you need some support to deal with your friend's lost. When you get home you are greeted with a worm hug from your parents and later on head for the cemetery. You give your condolences to the family and take the rest of the week to cope on your own. Next week you head back to Toronto where you finish your exam and move on with your life. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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You decide not to go so that you may finish your semester. That night you have trouble sleeping, you keep thinking of the things you never said to your friend and of the good times you had together. The next morning you realise you won't be able to focus on school if you do not say your last goodbye. That same day you pack your things and head back to Montreal so that you may take the time to cope with his passing properly. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Lost Leg.

The doctors had no choice but to cut off the whole leg as it was already too infected. You can'tr work anywhere you want now, you have to consider the possible job opportunities for you in your new condition. It is back to square one for you. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Kill them With Kindness.

You decide to help her, but before you do so you put your phone on record so that everything is properly documented. Everything goes perfectly and the boss congratulates you for working together. After a while you both become better at your job and eventually become the best of friends. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

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Karma cut.

You refuse to help her since you are busy with another patient file. She leaves and tries to do it on her own. Later on that day she is called in the office and fired for a major mistake she did. You know it is not right to be happy over someone's misfortune but with that being said you are still happy she got what she deserved for what she did to you. Things are now looking brighter for you tomorrow. Is this the ending you wanted?

Choice 1 : Changing Fate

The End.