As someone who's exploring interactive fiction right now (not the type where you enter commands), you might want to consider Inklewriter, Twine or http://www.crumblyheadgames.co.uk/th...uthoring-tool/
I've not tried the authoring tool. However, Twine and Inklewriter are both easy to use, with no programming knowledge needed. Personally, I prefer Twine.
The only command I use in that is <<choice "Follow her.">> The choice/displayed text being within the quotation marks. Use it with the Jonah story format, and when you pick a choice, it prevents the others being used. Also, to get the choice to take the reader to the relevant story branch, you create a new passage and as the passage title, enter the text within the quotation marks. You'll then see that it's linked in the flowchart (which is handy, I might add, and you can organise it however you want, very easily).
You can use dropbox to share the webpage/interactive story when you've built it too, via using the public folder and getting the link/sharing.
Of course, you may also want to publish it later in ebook form too, which is easily done by copy and pasting, though you'd probably have to use hyperlinks and bookmarks, in MS Word as an example, to take readers to different plot branches.
Good luck and hope you carry on, as I feel interactive stories have the potential to be rather powerful, depending on the subject matter, if things are done right and such.