The timeline of Earth-669, the current iteration of the Clarkwoods Literary Universe.
Silas Silver VIII, of the schooner Minna, is lost overboard near the Race Point Lighthouse on the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Silas Silver IX fights for the Union Army in the American Civil War.
Ada Coffin is born. The names of her parents are currently unknown, though she did claim to be half-Wampanoag (possibly on her mother’s side).
Tamson O’Rourke is murdered by an unknown assailant on the green lawns of Boston Common.
Stanislaw Filipowicz is killed on his front lawn during an altercation with neighborhood ruffians. The cause of the argument? Moonshine.
Dottie Silver dies of consumption during a stay in the Boston Sanatorium.
Silas Silver IX, nicknamed Old Silas, dies at age 100—but not before denying his youngest child’s request to be buried in the family plot.
Nigel Mackman, protagonist of the short story “Ezekiel and the Harvesters,” is born after October 10 but before the end of 1944.
Nigel Mackman declines to attend the Woolton Village Fete where future Beatles Paul McCartney and John Lennon will meet for the first time. Mackman will come to regret this for the rest of his life.
Ben, the protagonist of the short story “Hacker,” is born.
Desiree Emerson and most of her high school graduating class are born this year.
Jeremy Bassett, protagonist of the short story “Deus ex Machina,” is born.
Robin Gates, future rock star, is born.
Adam Gates is born.
Edna Silver (née Filipowicz) dies after a long illness and mental deterioration.
The Amish rock band Ezekiel and the Harvesters plays its final concert in Pennsylvania. Nigel Mackman drives across the United States of America in order to be there.
Following a confrontation outside of a women’s health clinic, Michaela Silver and Phil Gates agree to keep their children, Ashley and Adam, away from each other. But while the “Accords” were meant to last, they would hardly be enforced after January 1995—the month that Ashley and Adam’s older siblings, Michael and Robin, would begin a relationship of their own.
Veronica Silver records her cover of Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes the Hotstepper” at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
The band Gideon’s Bible records their demo tape at a recording studio in Malden, Massachusetts
Evan, a student at Kimball College who is still reeling from the death of his father one year earlier, has an eventful autumn in the short story “One Player or Two?”
The short stories “Hacker“ and “Two Weirdoes, a Shovel, and Lots of Open Land” take place.
Notable graduates include Robin Gates.
The Boston Globe conducts its “famous” interview with the band Gideon’s Bible.
The band Gideon’s Bible records their seven-inch record, their only official follow-up to their 1995 demo tape.
Veronica Silver graduates from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
…Ashley reveals to her immediate family that she plans to start stripping after she turns eighteen the next month.
Ashley Silver makes her exotic dancing debut as Hannah Hamilton, a moniker she will use for the next sixteen years as a stripper, model, and adult film actress.
The following short stories from the collection Those Little Bastards take place: “The Breakdown,” “Death by Cursor,” “God,” and “Vamp.”
Veronica Silver records her cover of George Michael’s hit song “Freedom 90.”
The events of the short story ”One Last Time,” featuring Matt Silver, take place.
The events of the first half of The Piano of Death take place, with Veronica Silver inspired by these events to make major changes in her life.
The short stories “The Girl Who Wasn’t Ready,” “Ian,” “Out of the Groove,” and “The Perfect Pitch” take place.
Robin Gates is gunned down by a deranged fan outside her apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts.