Eric Blue is a modern era storyteller who sees things differently than most writers do. He spots the “story behind the story” and his mind works on the “what could have been” scenario. He focuses on the mirror image to give the readers an in-depth look at how life could have been.
I am fascinating with stories-how stories change lives, how stories influence histor(ies) and universe(s), how stories have been recorded and told.
His work may be fiction, but it also could have been today’s headline news. Eric’s writing is built on a passion to boldly go where other writers seldom thing about going.
Kindly note that some of Eric’s work is on a free-to-the-public basis. Being a full-time businessman and family man, Eric is open to receiving ideas from the public that can bring to life in the form of a book. With his novels and short stories that have being available free of charge to the public, remuneration will not be available for ideas provided. The pleasure will be in seeing your idea being brought to life!
He is always on the lookout for cartoonists too, as drawing is a big part of the Eric Blue storytelling plan.
Outside in the sunlight, Lindiwe Buthelezi hears a voice in her mind and spirit and by the words being uttered, recognises it as that of Mandela. She falls into a trance and finds herself in 1973 and heading towards the prison cells on the island. The prisoners whistle and flirt with the young girl. One prisoner says “I will become your President’. She does not know who that prisoner is but will never forget his huge laughter. She thinks that the prisoner wants to be President ahead of Mandela and replies: “You are not my President.” When she asked for the prisoner’s name, he replies “Zuma.” As Lindiwe heads towards the end of the corridor to see Mandela, the trace ends and she is jolted back to reality.
Pearce sits in the midday sun near the waters and drifts off into dreamland. If he can’t get to Mandela, he needs to go for Plan B – Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. He finds himself in Harare, befriending Bishop Reginald Banda, who has links to Mugabe’s ZANU party. Pearce’s aim is to get Mugabe to form a peaceful resolution and government of unity with his main opponent, Joshua Nkomo of the ZAPU. Nkomo holds the hopes of the Ndebele people, and Mugabe despises them, with his troops killing many. Initially, Mugabe is reluctant to meet with his arch-enemy, Nkomo, of ZAPU, and is anti dealing with the western world. Pearce manages to talk sense into the President and a way forward is found. Mugabe agrees to talks with ZAPU with Pearce acting as facilitator.
Chef planning party. Sign on wall says “Bafana Bafana unbeaten since Nov 2019” Chef says: “Finally something Corona helped us with.” (Note: Bafana haven’t played since Nov 2019, that is why they haven’t lost)
The SA Police bus arrives in Laingsburg in the Karoo, on route to Cape Town, where the Pretoria cops will help their Cape Town colleagues in quelling a black uprising planned for Gugulethu township. While the cops wait at the fuel station’s shop to received their hamburgers and coffees, some of them racially abuse the coloured female staff on duty. This was racist SA at its best! Once in Gugulethu, the police use brutal force to stop the protest, leaving several blacks dead or injured. Afterwards, Pieter escapes to the Cape Town harbour to meet up with a contact that his Colonel, Jaap Cornelius, set up for him. Pieter is on a mission to get onboard the ferry to make the trip to Robben Island. There he will pull off the most evil deed in executing Mandela, which will change global history forever.