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.
In a dream, Lindiwe imagines herself having all the benefits of a white woman in Apartheid SA. She sees herself driving a fancy car and living in a whites-only suburb in Pretoria. She also sees herself eating at the fanciest restaurants reserved for whites. She even learns that she will marry a white man. In her dream, she enters into dialogue with Louise Burrell who tells her that this is what she (Lindiwe) always wanted. Lindiwe thinks about Pieter. There is something about the cop that makes her weak at the knees, but she is struggling to work it out.
Finally, the four heroes get to spend some time with Nelson Mandela in a meeting room. Mandela thanks Lindiwe for saving his life. Lindiwe explains that it was actually a team effort. She is quick to work out that some of the words placed in her mind by Mandela, were to warn her of difficult times ahead after his Presidency. Lindiwe confirms to Mandela that the time is right for his exit from prison and the New South Africa should not be held back any longer, for the sake of the people. Once out of the meeting room, Pieter and Lindiwe walk to the shoreline. She spots a rock and it brings back memories of her father. She sees it is the same one where her father scratched her name, many years before. She asks Pieter to scratch Lindiwe on the rock.
After a night of love-making, Lindiwe reveals more about her trip to the future and informs Pieter that Nelson Mandela will be SA’s first democratically elected President in 1994. She also mentions that the black homelands including Transkei, Ciskei and Zululand, will be incorporated into the New South Africa. Further, she announces with pride that the Springboks will win the 1995 Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand in Johannesburg. On the down side, SACP Secretary-General Chris Hani gets assassinated in April 1993, and his death plunges the country to the brink of civil war. There is the land issue, as in who are the real owners of the land and the minerals that it possesses.
2010 FIFA World Cup fever is uniting black and white people at the Vosloo Grill in Pretoria. Bar Lady, Lindiwe Buthelezi, a University of Pretoria law student, is serving drinks, while engaging in light-hearted chit-chat with her friend, Lerato, when a gas pipe blows on one of the bar fridges underneath the counter. The casualties and injuries mount up, but for Lindiwe, it is the entry path to another world. She finds herself trapped in the Apartheid era where the hatred between the privileged whites and the oppressed blacks, is the talking point across the globe. The year is 1987 and PW Botha is President of South Africa, with Apartheid at his most brutal. The President is using whatever means possible to oppress the black uprising of the African National Congress. Nelson Mandela is still in prison with the world calling for his release.