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.
Pieter meets Laurie Armstrong, a hotshot lawyer who has been hired to handle his case. Armstrong tells him that the court proceedings is all a show, just like the Billy Flynn scene in the movie, Chicago.
Armstrong says that he is going to do a lot of tap dancing just like Billy did in the movie. The lawyer works through the five-person panel who will survey the evidence, in the form of a jury.
Pieter is told to tell the panel what they want to hear. He is feeling more confident with Armstrong at his side.
Following a briefing with the panel, Armstrong tells Pieter that the commission happened after someone came forward with new evidence, but the panel refuses to say who the person was. Pieter suspects that the person could be Ace Mabuza.
On the way to the prison cells, Pieter wrestles a warden to the ground, and to save the Lieutenant, Lindiwe shoots the warden, accidentally in his private parts. Once at the prison cells, Pieter is held at gun point by another warden. General du Toit enters and grabs Lindiwe, using her body as a shield. The General is the man who is out to eliminate Mandela! The General, who is suffering from lung cancer, can’t stop coughing, and Lindiwe elbows him in the ribs, forcing him to drop his weapon. Mark van Pletzen and Pieter Erasmus pin the General to the ground. The political prisoners celebrate in their prison cells, as the General yells that by not allowing him to kill Mandela, Pieter has ruined South Africa for generations to come. Pearce, Mark, Pieter and Lindiwe head down the corridor to see Mandela.
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)
Pieter Gerhardus Erasmus passes away at four minutes to midnight at 1 Military Hospital, in Pretoria.
He is to be laid to rest at Eersterus cemetery.
Pieter’s parents blame Pieter’s death on F.W. de Klerk who sold out the country to the ANC.
Ace Mabuza tries to comfort Pieter’s father, Frik Erasmus, at the cemetery, but Frik says that his son did not mix with black people.
The jury panel from the commission are also present and Pieter’s ally, Chris Chuene, keeps a fair distance from them. Chris is black like they are but does not want to be associated with them.
In the spirit, Lindiwe asks Pieter: “Are you happy now, Pieter?”
“Was it worth it?”
“Things don’t always turn out as you want them to be, do they?”