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.
It is agreed to form a new constitution for Zimbabwe with several ZAPU members to serve on the new Cabinet. Perhaps Mugabe had listened where PW Botha wouldn’t and Zimbabwe would be the success story. Of course, Mugabe has built his own counter plans. He has no intention of letting Nkomo gain too much power. His first prize is a one-party state. However, for the sake of diplomacy with the international Human Rights lawyer, Pearce Ellison, he pretends to toe the line. Mugabe realises that Mandela could soon be released from the island, and he needs to position himself as a winner in the minds of the people, before the ANC man takes the limelight.
Pieter Erasmus came from a staunch Dutch Reformed Church family, who would never understand, nor want to understand the New South Africa. Lindiwe explains to Pieter more about the future, including two elements involving the right wing, Afrikaner Weerstands Beweging (AWB). The Afrikaner militants attempted to help Lucas Mangope’s government hang on to power in their Bophutatswana homeland, but were refused weapons by the black homeland defence force. Eventually, Bophutatswana was brought into the New South Africa. Back home, the AWB drove an armoured vehicle through the glass windows at the World Trade Centre in Johannesburg, where the National Party government and the ANC were in talks. This was a desperate attempt to stop the New South Africa from happening.
Pieter and Lindiwe reach the spot where the secret laboratory had been. However, there is little evidence to teach them anything new. The next morning, they spot a bright light that flashes, and Pieter realises that it is a morse code. P…E…L…B…L…G.10…K…M…W. He works out the code as ‘P’ for Pieter, ‘E’ Erasmus, ‘L’ for Lindiwe, ‘B’ for Buthelezi, ‘L’ for Looking, ‘G’ for Glass, and 10km west. Much later, a helicopter is heard and Pieter and Lindiwe make a run for it, but are tracked down by the armed military men. Pieter is knocked unconscious by a blow to the back of the head, and both he and Lindiwe and put into the helicopter and taken away as prisoners.