Hypertext is indeed only one vehicle for transporting a reader through a story. Pencil and paper, typewriter, paper, computer, software, as well as dance, song, ears, mouth, are all methods to travel.
I’m finding some very interesting things out about K’s use of Hypertextopia. For one thing, she’s maneuvered it to work in more of a paths form, as Storyspace would offer. While I haven’t seen that all the paths connect to many of the lines of thought but go through to the end, there is a very interesting concept at the end: It goes back and forth as if giving a choice to the reader as to where they choose to let it end. There is also an intriguing thought: that of the stories being short, separated by the author for that very point.