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.
Albertina Buthelezi takes Pieter and Lindiwe through the finer details of the explosion at the laboratory. The old lady was still a virgin at the time of her employment there and wasn’t aware that she had sex with the man in the bedroom at the ‘Looking Glass’ so she was stunned to find out a few weeks later that she was pregnant. When she returned to work at the laboratory, she noticed that some of the scientists were missing. She still wasn’t too sure what the scientists were working on or what caused the explosion. Nor did she know why the laboratory was so top-secret. Pieter had done some research back at the office and had a good idea of the ‘Looking Glass’ project, but did not share his views with the ladies.
With General du Toit set for a day off from duty, Professor Strijdom hatches a plan to get Pieter Erasmus released in a bid for the Lieutenant to get to the island to protect Mandela. Pieters mind is racing. He has not seen Lindiwe for quite sometime. What if he found himself in a situation of saving one of Lindiwe or Mandela? He was also unsure as to how much he could trust the Professor. Most of the government workers were just that, workers not thinkers. Although the Professor seemed more liberal than most, trusted nobody outside of Lindiwe and himself. The Professor was bright enough to realise that SA could not be ruled by the white minority forever, but who was he reporting too?
Pieter heads off from the area where he had been held captive. He was told that Lindiwe had left earlier in the day. He had no clue of where to find Lindiwe. Something in his spirit tells him to go to Rita’s Koffeekroeg, where he had a meeting with Louise and Lindiwe before. By chance, he finds Lindiwe in the street and the two embrace. Once in the car on the road to Cape Town, Lindiwe explains that the government doesn’t want multi-racial children, hence black and white people should not marry. She also says that President Botha is expected to be removed from power by his own people, but she is not sure how it will work out. She was so close to the truth, as Botha would have a stroke in 1989, to eventually be replaced by F.W. De Klerk.
The next day, Mark and Pearce board the ferry to the island, and happen to be on the boat with Pieter Erasmus and Lindiwe Buthelezi. Once on the island, Pieter and Louise run into Louise Burrell (CNN). The government did not deport her. They gave her a stern warning about the tone of her content and she interviews. This did not break Louise’s spirit. She was sure that she would be finally getting her interview with Mandela. Mark and Pearce head off for a meeting with the island prison chief, Vorster. Security on the island is tight as many do not know what the future holds. In fact, many did not even know for sure that Mandela was on the island. South Africa was in an adapt or die situation or as some called it, a ticking time bomb.
As she lay in the hospital bed, Lindiwe notices that she is wearing one of her mother’s outfits with the Vosloo Grill logo on it. The spirit of Lindiwe Senior and Lindiwe Junior had much to answer for. Meanwhile, PW Botha’s braintrust were hard at work to hatch a plan that would take pressure off the ailing economy. The concept was to divide the Robben Island prison wardens into two groups. A day shift and a night shift, or more to the point, those who could not keep their mouths shut, and those who could. Mandela would be moved from his cell in the middle of the night to a safehouse. Here, the ruling National Party would do their best to break him down and get him to call off the ANC’s ‘Armed Struggle’ which was currently on the go against the government’s defence force and police.