So, a few years ago I used to absolutely love writing these multiple choice fan fictions, where I would write a portion of a story set in the Half-Life universe and then offer a handful of choices at the end. Members of TWHL could then choose the path of the protagonist and the story would continue based on the most popular choice.
Having looked back at these recently, I can honestly say that they were pretty awful. It’s always been an aspiration of mine to write a book or a series of books and as such these little stories have really helped me improve over the years. So, I figured why not start a new one and see how it goes now. First and foremost, I need a setting. The Half-Life universe is pretty expansive, so there are a few options in terms of the location and timeframe in which a story could take place. So, without further ado, here is the first choice. This will help me to first of all decide what to actually write, as well as gauge the number of people that would even be interested in such a thing.
A) I want to hear about a band of new recruits on the Black Mesa Security Team during the Resonance Cascade.
B) I want a story about a squad from the HECU during the events of Half-Life
C) Let’s hear about a citizen of City 17 just before the uprising
D) How about a story about an average Joe, living a normal life as the catastrophe begins to unfold across the globe.