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Soldier of Fortune

November 13, 2017

 

It was in another lifetime many years ago……

We flew under the radar for a couple of years, then Soldier of Fortune published an article and the cat was out of the bag. Two years later the South African magazine, YOU, started publishing their articles.

You can read a first had view of these events in The Chronicles of the Mexican Horse Thief I – The Angolan Mission.

 

Purchase a copy of The Chronicles of the Mexican Horse Thief Series:

Email wvbisset@gmail.com which copies you would like to purchase and we will send you an invoice and banking details. As soon as the bank reflects your payment we will sent the copies via your email. Price: R50. 00 each

RESIZED The Angolan Mission Cover

A short, rather amusing tale about the start of the world’s very first Private Military Company, Executive Outcomes. Told from an insider’s point of view. The country, Angola at the height of its three-decade long state of war.

The Chronicles of the Mexican Horse Thief Series

November 8, 2017

 

Chronicles I

A short, rather amusing tale about the start of the world’s very first Private Military Company, Executive Outcomes. Told from an insider’s point of view. The country, Angola at the height of its three-decade long state of war.

 

Chronicles II

A story about falling into an abyss, and what it took to climb out that deep pit. It is story of hope, for the seemingly hopeless and more importantly, of how to break the chains that hold you. The chains come in many forms, the thickest being the one called addiction. Drugs and alcohol are the most obvious forms of addiction but addiction comes in many, many forms, and everyone has at least one.

 

Chronicles III

Falling back into the abyss, and finding a whole lot of new deeper black holes, not the least ugly and deceiving were the ones that had the label, “Christian” on them. Surviving those, only to be thrown in another snake pit that goes by the names of phycology. Becoming a Gypsy and beginning of the Gypsy lifestyle. Traveling from Johannesburg to the Cape, narrowly avoiding falling into yet another pit, the Cape Flats gangs after befriending one in the Government Rehabilitation center.

 

The Palala Mission

A true story about the frustrations, the lies and the corruption that surrounds the Rhino Anti-Poaching business. Written before the real crisis began, South Africa was losing only just over a 100 rhino a year at that stage. You will get some insights of why the poachers have been so successful over the years and why they can kill more than a thousand a year now. It is not a happy story, certain people in this tale are now infamous and had charges brought against them; for others, it is just business as usual.

 

Purchase a copy of The Chronicles of the Mexican Horse Thief Series:

Email wvbisset@gmail.com which copies you would like to purchase and we will send you an invoice and banking details. As soon as the bank reflects your payment we will sent the copies via your email. Price: R50. 00 each

Of Being a Writer – The Research

November 24, 2016

Many think that this is an ideal job, an excellent way to make a living.. I don’t know about that! It involves a lot of time and trouble to write, and not many will support your efforts to boot, it is not seen as a “real job”, until you succeed that is.

Firstly there is all the research needed, and if you are a writer like me, that writes only on things you have seen and done, this can be …. interesting but also dangerous. It means one has to get up to all sorts of things and travel to some bloody dangerous places. Some examples:

To have written my very first story The Chronicles of the Mexican Horse Thief I would not have been possible unless I went to Angola, as a soldier.

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Having survived that little mission I got into a lot of trouble when back in South Africa, and that gave me the material for the first half of Chronicles II. While gaining these , not so nice experiences, I changed a lot and began attending my Strange Classrooms. Here I found the rest of my material, not only to complete the second Chronicles, but also to write a series… called Strange Classroom. A lot of effort was required! I started off in what those in the know call The Rooms. Alcoholics Anonymous. Then I went and spent time with some Buddhist Monks, real ones from China. Next I took another look into the Jehovah’s Witness religion, and while on that theme attended some other churches too. The Born Again guys are quite a scary bunch in my opinion.

That all done I got a bit bored and joined up with the commandos and police as a volunteer. This took me to more interesting places, like Army Battle School and on drug raids in the notoriously dangerous Hillbrow.  After that I decided to travel again, but got into a lot of trouble and ended up in a homeless shelter in the Cape. More dangerous than Hillbrow, and gave me a lot to write about in Chronicles IV.

So that is just the research part of trying to be a writer.

Next article will include the actual writing part and later we can discuss the trying times of Being a SUCCESSFUL Writer. Of which I am not, yet, working on it, so please buy one of my books on the short story link below.. dammit! 🙂

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