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.
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.
Like most of the black homelands in SA, Ciskei were reluctant to relinquish power and be incorporated into the New South Africa. A march on Ciskei, that included future President Cyril Ramaphosa, SACP Secretary-General Chris Hani and ANC stalwart Ronnie Kastrils, turns ugly when bullets are fired on the protestors by the Ciskei law enforcers. Clear strategic battlelines for power would later develop between the various African cultural groups, from the Xhosas (which included Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Steve Tshwete) to the Sothos, Zulus and other groups.
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.
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.