Website of Eric D. Johnson
Eric hails from a proud lineage of story tellers who plied their trade near hot stoves in South Carolina or on the front porches and bar stools of West Philadelphia. Eric has used this inherited tendency to tell the story as a technical writer and as a writer of fiction and creative non-fiction.
Eric holds a BS in English from Carnegie Mellon University and an MS in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He lives in Bluffton, SC i with his wife Gwen. Eric's work, which draws from his childhood experiences in Philadelphia, PA, appears in the Island Writers' Network Anthology Reflections.
"My heart is in the work."
Next Up - A Second Coming
February 25, 2021
A congregation wants the feeling of belonging and believing but is not sure what to believe. Led by a team of craven materialists, the church resorts to a concert and talk show format instead of normal worship services. This strategy fails and the church resorts to a dubious insurance sales scheme to stay solvent.
The church learns that Barack Obama plans a visit to honor "The Mother of the Church" who he considers his social justice inspiration, but leadership has no idea who the Mother of the Church is. Seeing the visit as a financial windfall, church leaders charge a young minister with finding The Mother. Assisted by an ex- hip hop video vixen, and a mystical Silent Deacon, chaos ensues as the minister attempts to find The Mother while fending off a dangerous assortment of eccentric adversaries.
Want to read an excerpt? Order a copy of the Island Writers Network Anthology - Reflections Shop – Island Writers' Network (islandwritersnetworkhhi.org) and read Man on a String on page 110.