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eccbooks's WorldEmber 2021
49 of 23 prompts completed

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Riverbender

A title given to those who have successfully changed history—an accomplishment most of them come to regret.

187 words
3 likes

Queen of Hearts

The official title of the reigning monarch of Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts is in charge of beheadings—and not much more.

692 words
8 likes

Gillikin

Gillikins are an ethnic group of halflings known for their love of money and their stewardship of Edenian secrets.

617 words
1 likes

Munchkin

Munchkins are an ethnic group of halflings known for their love of country—and how hard they’ll fight to protect what’s theirs.

636 words
7 likes

The Reek

The Reek is the easternmost region in Eden, and home to the most advanced civilizations left in creation.

861 words
3 likes

Halfling

Halflings are the caretakers of Eden in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe.

383 words
3 likes

United Countries of Oz

The first governing body of Oz, a thriving democracy toppled by the lies of a 'wizard' named Oscar Diggs.

659 words

The Line of Disgusting

To cross this line is to declare that you have no lines left that you are not willing to cross.

555 words
3 likes

James Hook

The man born James Fitzroy was the scourge of Neverland during the Second Interregnum.

1294 words
7 likes

Chronetic Neural Crossover

A condition resulting from an encounter between a sapient being’s past and future selves.

341 words
2 likes

War of Western Aggression

The conflict between The Wizard of Oz and the Queen of Hearts which led to the creation of the United Kingdom of Wonderland.

1028 words
1 likes

Opposition to Cultural Tampering Injunction

A decree on interactions with 'lesser' civilizations in Eden, set down people who watched too much Star Trek before the apocalypse.

565 words
1 likes

The Four Imperial Hats

The story of four hats stolen from dwarves and forced upon the heads of four witches by the evil Wizard of Oz.

531 words
3 likes

River Ice

Chunks of frozen space-time power everything from the staffs of elven monks to the starships of intergalactic empires.

405 words
4 likes

Wonderlandian Suit

The smallest unit of the Wonderlandian army is based on, you guessed it, a suit from a deck of cards.

429 words
1 likes

Ferryman

The job desription for an army of psychopomps responsible for ferrying the recently dead to whatever comes next.

499 words
1 likes

The Sisters and the Simulation

A dwarven myth about the nature of existence.

1220 words
5 likes

The Plan

The blueprint for all events in a given iteration of the Clarkwoods Literary Univese, which can only be disrupted by a very determined few.

753 words
6 likes

1D4 Wolves

The most popular band in all of Eden has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years.

227 words
7 likes

International Spoiler Line

An informal agreement in most iterations of reality, and very formal peace treaty in one.

373 words
4 likes

Neverland

The once untamed nation state is now part of the United Kingdom of Wonderland.

327 words
6 likes

The Old Faith

The ancient religion of the dwarves, centered around two women who might be goddesses… or might be programmers.

618 words
1 likes

Veil Pulling

The rare preternatural ability to draw back the Veil of the World and unstick yourself in time.

698 words
5 likes

Everything Ever Produced

A media library purported to include every song, film, TV show, and book ever created—from every iteration of reality.

718 words
7 likes

Bateau de la Mort

The legendary watercraft of conniving Charon—and all the Ferrymen who came after him.

443 words
3 likes

Nightmare: The Plot

44-year-old E. Christopher Clark collaborates with his 16-year-old self to finish the story of NIGHTMARE.

4080 words
6 likes

Lüota

The language of the halflings of Eden, brought to paradise from Earth after the First Calamity.

1404 words
4 likes

Wolaríxkín

A species of anthropomorphic ducks who were genetically engineered in Eden before migrating to the rest of the universe.

1196 words
22 likes

Blue Army

178 words

Faegred

125 words

Four Witches

294 words

Gillikin Country

141 words

Peter Pan

489 words

Red Army

66 words

Jesus of Nazareth

A first-century preacher who changed the world.

194 words

Kiki Pipt

156 words

Munchkinland

186 words

The Wizard

141 words

Winkie Country

149 words

The Mad Hatter

133 words

Earth-2

84 words

Earth-669

113 words

Green House

81 words

Butterflies

321 words

Jakob the Wanderer

212 words

WorldEmber 2021

E. Christopher Clark commits to writing 10,000 words in December 2021 for World Anvil’s annual WorldEmber challenge.

1910 words
6 likes

eccbooks Progress so far

26970 words 269.7% completed!

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E. Christopher Clark is the author of the Stains of Time series, a suburban fantasy with a fourth book (The Elixir of Denial) due out on December 21, 2021. A graduate of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, Clark lives in Massachusetts with his wife and daughters.