HorrorAddicts.net Press presents…Clockwork Wonderland.
Clockwork Wonderland contains stories from authors that see Wonderland as a place of horror where anything can happen and time runs amok. In this book you’ll find tales of murderous clockworks, insane creations, serial killers, zombies, and a blood thirsty jabberclocky. Prepare to see Wonderland as a place where all your worst nightmares come true. You may never look at classic children’s literature the same way again.
Edited by Emerian Rich
Cover by Carmen Masloski
Laurel Anne Hill
With Foreword by David Watson
Hatter’s Warning by Emerian Rich
Starting off with a poem from the Mad Hatter who warns us, our time is running out and Alice the queen of Wonderland is after our heads and our souls.
Jabberclocky by Jonathan Fortin
A drunken clock repair shop owner and his abused son receive a visit form the Mad Hatter who has an evil plan to bring a murderous Jaberclock to life. Only the Cheshire Cat can save the day or is he as mad as the Hatter?
Hands of Time by Stephanie Ellis
The Queen of Heart’s executioner and timekeeper are looking for an apprentice and a new set of hands to kill and kill again to run the queen’s clock.
Clockwork Justice by Trinity Adler
With only one day and two clues, a bloody torn card and carrot tarts, Alice fights to prove she’s innocent and avoid losing her head to the Red Queen’s executioner.
My Clockwork Valentine by Sumiko Saulson
Unlike the White Rabbit, Blanche Lapin does not carry her timepiece in her pocket, but in her chest. It’s a Victorian-era clockwork pacemaker and if it’s not wound every forty-eight hours, she will die. When the key is stolen, the thief who has it will let her die if she doesn’t declare her love and stay with him forever.
Blood will Have Blood by James Pyne
There are many Wonderlands and a young woman is trapped in one where she is expected to be the new Alice. It’s a place where the rivers are filled with corpses and that’s not even the worst of it. The only way out is by wearing a clock necklace that needs blood for fuel, but what happens if it runs out?
Midnight Dance by Emerian Rich
Wonderland is being overrun by zombies. Mr. Marsh and The Mad Hatter are in a race against time to jam up the clockmaker’s clock and stop the undead apocalypse. If they can’t the apocalypse will start over and over as the clock strikes one.
A Room for Alice by Ezra Barany
When Alice is locked in a blood-splattered room and poisoned by D, she must behead the Queen of Spades within fifteen minutes in order to get the antidote. Can Tweedle help, or is he part of the problem?
Frayed Ears by H.E. Roulo
Caught in a child’s fever-fueled dream, The White Rabbit, The Scarecrow, and other storybook characters soon discover that story time is coming to an end and maybe so are they.
King of Hearts by Dustin Coffman
A prequel story to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, this tale explains how the Queen became mad, and why she hates the name Alice so much, though it has nothing to do with the real one.
Riddle by N. McGuire
A steampunk take on the infamous tea party, with a killer twist.
Tick Tock by Jaap Boekestein
To hear him tell it, a heroic wild card fights against the usurper Alice and puts Mary—the true Queen Of Hearts—on Watch World’s throne. Is that what’s really going on?
Gone a’ Hunting by Laurel Anne Hill
Alease goes rabbit hunting, but she’s the one caught in a place where she will have plenty of time to think about what she’s done.
The Note by Jeremy Megargee
Cheshire Cat tells a story about the changing, horrifying world of Wonderland and why he has to leave it.
Half Past by K.L. Wallis
A woman follows a mysterious man though the subway and travels back in time to the late 1800s, where she finds that instead of the patriarchal norms of the past, she is in a Wonderland where women are the superior sex and moral boundaries cease to exist.
Ticking Heart by Michele Roger
A woman on a train goes to visit Alice in a war-torn steampunk Wonderland, which is very different than the one we know.
To read the full story and more Clock-inspired, Alice Horror, check out Clockwork Wonderland.