Now it’s time to meet Contestant 3, Eric Dill. After reading his short bio, head over to Endever’s Facebook page to vote for your favorite contestant. Remember, please vote only once, or else your votes will be disqualified and not counted.
Eric Dill is a busy husband, father, and student who retreats from the craziness of life by losing himself in worlds of words—whether his own, or those created by master world-builders whom he admires. It doesn’t matter if the world is contained in 500 words or 500,000, if it is compelling he is sure to want to experience it. His genres of choice are fantasy and science-fiction (in that order). He lives with his wife of five years, daughter of three, and crazy German Shepherd in Western North Carolina.
Eric’s personal blog can be found at wispsofsmokeblog.wordpress.com, and is an eclectic mix of short fiction, poetry, and art. Although begun on a whim, it has quickly became a place for him to release ideas into the wild and to express pent-up emotions. It is both exciting and cathartic to express himself in words for others to read.
The development of “The Depression in the Woods” actually happened fairly spontaneously. There is, in fact, a large depression in the woods behind his parent’s home. As a child, that place possessed an air of mystery and magic. So the “geographic” element of it is based, however loosely, in real life. The “emotional” element is likewise based in his own struggles. It wasn’t until he was about halfway through the story that he realized both elements were in play. The word-play was a “happy accident” one might say, and helped to give the story its depth.
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Also, don’t forget to check out our other two finalists, Megan Griffiths and Jared Johnson.
The winner will be announced on Sunday, March 13!