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.

162 words
4 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.

661 words
10 likes

Gillikin

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

576 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.

605 words
7 likes

The Reek

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

835 words
3 likes

Halfling

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

365 words
4 likes

United Countries of Oz

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

639 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.

525 words
4 likes

James Hook

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

1272 words
7 likes

Chronetic Neural Crossover

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

317 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.

999 words
2 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.

533 words
2 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.

499 words
3 likes

River Ice

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

390 words
5 likes

Wonderlandian Suit

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

412 words
3 likes

Ferryman

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

474 words
2 likes

The Sisters and the Simulation

A dwarven myth about the nature of existence.

1201 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.

721 words
7 likes

1D4 Wolves

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

201 words
8 likes

International Spoiler Line

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

349 words
6 likes

Neverland

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

306 words
6 likes

The Old Faith

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

591 words
2 likes

Veil Pulling

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

673 words
6 likes

Everything Ever Produced

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

689 words
9 likes

Bateau de la Mort

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

419 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.

4056 words
8 likes

Lüota

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

1389 words
6 likes

Wolaríxkín

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

1168 words
25 likes

Blue Army

175 words

Faegred

122 words

Four Witches

291 words

Gillikin Country

138 words

Peter Pan

486 words

Red Army

63 words

Jesus of Nazareth

A first-century preacher who changed the world.

167 words

Kiki Pipt

137 words

Munchkinland

183 words

The Wizard

138 words

Winkie Country

146 words

The Mad Hatter

119 words

Earth-2

89 words

Earth-669

110 words

Green House

78 words

Butterflies

318 words
1 likes

Jakob the Wanderer

209 words

WorldEmber 2021

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

1889 words
6 likes

eccbooks Progress so far

26134 words 261.34% completed!

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