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.
Before the trio can leave the coffee shop, government security officials arrive on a mission to deport Louise Burrell. While her paperwork is in order, clearly her trip to the island was not good news to all. Eventually, after a shouting match scene in front of patrons, Louise is taken away by the security men. Lindiwe watches on, but as a black girl in Apartheid SA, there is little that she can do, even with Lieutenant Pieter Erasmus next to her. Pieter and Lindiwe agree to meet at 5pm for further talks. Neither are actually serious about the meeting. Both are on a mission to get to Albertina Buthelezi as soon as possible. With Louise gone, Pieter has to settle the ladies bill for coffee and cake, as Lindiwe cannot afford too.
Pearce Ellison arrives at Pollsmoor Prison in Tokai, Cape Town, for a meeting with the prisons Acting Commissioner Mark van Pletzen. He finds the Acting Commissioner to be more liberal-minded than he expected. This was a man who wanted to fit in with the pending New SA, but of course he could not say that to his bosses. Van Pletzen confirms that Mandela is on the island. The Acting Commissioner puts Pearce on the spot. “What would you do if you were in P.W. Botha’s shoes?” There is an instant chemistry between Pearce and Mark. Both are men interested in the future, rather than the past. Mark and Pearce agree to meet at Pollsmoor at 7am the next day and to go to the Cape Town Harbour for a trip to Robben Island.
Two weeks later, the session starts at the CSIR Conference Centre in Pretoria. The crowd of protestors outside the venue has tripled in size. Instead of protecting Pieter during the session, all the evidence of the crime pointed towards him, with Vincent Khoza protecting Ace Mabuza.
During a break, Pieter tells Armstrong of the R3.6 million in a suitcase that he had received from Mabuza.
Mabuza had even been so nice to offer another R2 million to Pieter, which would be collected from the crook’s henchman prior to departure from the venue on the last day, if Pieter towed the line.
At home, Pieter wonders why the blacks are trusting him so much. He also fears that he is selling his soul to the blacks. Pieter still had a National Party mindset just like his parents. Black lives were cheap to him. Pieter Googles on the internet and finds more facts on Ace Mabuza, son of wealthy businessman, Diamond Mabuza. There was little eon the internet on Diamond because Mabuza snr lived by the name of Clement Morewa.
Pieter finds out that Clement Morewa is sitting on the Loxton Mines board and will be one of the decision makers in awarding the tender – to his son, Ace Mabuza.
What would Lindiwe Snr or Jnr do in a situation like this, wondered Pieter.