A title given to those who have successfully changed history—an accomplishment most of them come to regret.
The official title of the reigning monarch of Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts is in charge of beheadings—and not much more.
Gillikins are an ethnic group of halflings known for their love of money and their stewardship of Edenian secrets.
Munchkins are an ethnic group of halflings known for their love of country—and how hard they’ll fight to protect what’s theirs.
The Reek is the easternmost region in Eden, and home to the most advanced civilizations left in creation.
Halflings are the caretakers of Eden in the Clarkwoods Literary Universe.
The first governing body of Oz, a thriving democracy toppled by the lies of a 'wizard' named Oscar Diggs.
To cross this line is to declare that you have no lines left that you are not willing to cross.
The man born James Fitzroy was the scourge of Neverland during the Second Interregnum.
A condition resulting from an encounter between a sapient being’s past and future selves.
The conflict between The Wizard of Oz and the Queen of Hearts which led to the creation of the United Kingdom of Wonderland.
A decree on interactions with 'lesser' civilizations in Eden, set down people who watched too much Star Trek before the apocalypse.
The story of four hats stolen from dwarves and forced upon the heads of four witches by the evil Wizard of Oz.
Chunks of frozen space-time power everything from the staffs of elven monks to the starships of intergalactic empires.
The smallest unit of the Wonderlandian army is based on, you guessed it, a suit from a deck of cards.
The job desription for an army of psychopomps responsible for ferrying the recently dead to whatever comes next.
A dwarven myth about the nature of existence.
The blueprint for all events in a given iteration of the Clarkwoods Literary Univese, which can only be disrupted by a very determined few.
The most popular band in all of Eden has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years.
An informal agreement in most iterations of reality, and very formal peace treaty in one.
The once untamed nation state is now part of the United Kingdom of Wonderland.
The ancient religion of the dwarves, centered around two women who might be goddesses… or might be programmers.
The rare preternatural ability to draw back the Veil of the World and unstick yourself in time.
A media library purported to include every song, film, TV show, and book ever created—from every iteration of reality.
The legendary watercraft of conniving Charon—and all the Ferrymen who came after him.
44-year-old E. Christopher Clark collaborates with his 16-year-old self to finish the story of NIGHTMARE.
The language of the halflings of Eden, brought to paradise from Earth after the First Calamity.
A species of anthropomorphic ducks who were genetically engineered in Eden before migrating to the rest of the universe.
A first-century preacher who changed the world.
E. Christopher Clark commits to writing 10,000 words in December 2021 for World Anvil’s annual WorldEmber challenge.
26970 words 269.7% completed!
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.
My reading list and shortlist for the ethnicity challenge.
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