Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest!

 

Welcome to the “Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest.”

Hosted by
Mark“The Madman” Koopman, ”Marvelous” MorganShamy, Stephen“Breakthrough” Tremp, and David “Kingpin”Powers King, the BlogFest runs from December 10 - 12.

While Alex is an awesome blogger, he’s also an enigma.


So, here’s my answers to the four questions: 


In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like? He's a shadowy man of mystery. He could be anyone, anytime, anywhere sneaking around and doing random acts of kindness.


In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.) I don't have a name, but the person would rock the guitar and have super quick ninja skills.


In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of? He reminds me of that guy in high school everyone thinks is cool but is also really nice to everyone.


In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
Cavanaugh Ninja IWSG Cosbolt Guitar

"Cavanaugh, what is that racket?"

"The guitar, sir."

"Writers are having insecurities on Scriptus. They need you."

"Yes, sir." Cavanaugh placed it in its case and headed to his Cosbolt.

Ready for the mission, his navigator asked.

You know it.

After a systems check, Cavanaugh flew to Scriptus.

Scriptus, home to writers, was in chaos. Writers tore their hair or scribbled on everything before ripping it to shreds.

"I'll never be published again!" One writer wept.

Like a ninja, Cavanaugh spread an acronym: IWSG. The writers gathered to tell their insecurities and joys.

Cavanaugh had saved the day.            

For Bonus Points:

In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing.

Mrs. Cavanaugh, they say behind every good man is a great woman, so Alex must have one of the greatest women around. Thank you for sharing him with us.

And thank you, Alex, for doing all you do.

47 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

I love it! I can see him saving the day like that.

kmckendry said...

That's great! The Ninja Captain has saved the day once again.

Kyra Lennon said...

Fantastic! Love the flash fiction piece!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The flash fiction is awesome, Cherie! Don't want any insecure writers on Scriptus.
Thank you so very much for the kind words. You rock!

mshatch said...

Excellent flash fiction!

Siv Ottem said...

Sounds like the kind of planet I belong on..lol! Great FF :)

Elise Fallson said...

You write such awesome flash fiction pieces! Loved this. (:

Heather Gardner said...

Too funny!
Great flash fiction!
Heather

E.J. Wesley said...

Ooh, I love the idea of Alex being a Guy Fawkes type -- he's all of us (which makes PERFECT sense when you think about it), yet none of us at all.

We are ALL Ninja Captain Alex, but none of us can truly BE him. :-D

Luanne Smith said...

Alex the writer's superhero! How many of us would be bald and story-less without the support of IWSG? :P

Jay Noel said...

I need to take a trip to Scriptus myself. Get some writing mojo. Great job.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Oh the superhero motif with the IWSG and all. How fantastic. You should have him say, "No capes!"

Gwen Gardner said...

You are so right about that cool guy who's also really nice in high school.

And lol, loved your flash fiction :)

Al Diaz said...

That was a very nice flash story. :)

Misha Gericke said...

Nice description of Alex. I particularly loved your message to Mrs. Cavanaugh. :-)

DL Hammons said...

A Ninja would perish before allowing his identity to be revealed! :)

Very nice!

Candilynn Fite said...

I said the same thing. Alex definitely reminds me of that guy in school everyone loved. :)

Suzanne Furness said...

A planet full of writers - love it!

Sherry Ellis said...

Love the flash fiction!

Nancy Thompson said...

I must be originally from Scriptus. Nice flash, there Cherie!

M.L. Swift said...

Nice tribute, Cherie, and congrats on the book. I've seen you everywhere!

Morgan said...

"Scriptus" <----LOL! Too clever.

Loved it. :D

Tammy Theriault said...

great flash fiction!!

Lynda R Young said...

Love that flash fiction. Alex does save the day! :)

David P. King said...

Sci-fi flash fiction staring Cavanaugh. Who could ask for anything more? Thanks for your participation! :)

lbdiamond said...

Yay for Alex!

Tyrean Martinson said...

He's definitely a hero to writers!

Jeff Hargett said...

Love the flash, Cherie. Onward to Scriptus let us flee, for Alex is there with the IWSG!

Trisha said...

I love the image I got in my head of the chaos on Scriptus. So very glad Alex was there to save the day though! ;)

Christine Rains said...

Hehehe! Love the flash piece! Alex is quite the superhero today. :)

klahanie said...

Hi Cherie,

Firstly, pleased to meet you. And secondly, what a marvellous article in regards to Mr. Cavanaugh and indeed, the lady genius behind it all, his wonderful wife.

In kindness, Gary

Nicole said...

Those crazy writers on Scriptus! Good thing they have Alex. :)

Jennifer Lane said...

Hee hee hee. Great post, Cherie! I like how he responded "You know it!" Reminds me of that line from the stupid surfer movie Blue Crush. ;-)

Mel Chesley said...

Awesome post, Cherie! I have to agree, Mrs. Cavanaugh has got to be the best. :D

Jamie Gibbs said...

Agreed; Mrs. C is pretty epic for allowing us time with the Ninja Captain :)

Jamie

Paul Tobin said...

I like the post it made me laugh. You have a very light touch.

Kittie Howard said...

Great tribute, Cherie! And your FF was fun. Great job.

michelle said...

Hi Cherie. Not sure if we've met before?
Anyway, I loved your answers! Great flash fiction too.
A toast to Mrs. Cavanaugh - she's got to be a very special person!

Allison said...

I notice lots of people saying he reminds them of that sort of nice high school guy. Love it!

Allison (Geek Banter)

SA Larsenッ said...

Love your new look!! I love what you said to Alex's wife. So, so true!!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Your flash fiction may be just that, flash fiction, but there is a certain truth to it. Bravo for great answers.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like the description as the cool guy in high school who was actually really nice to everyone. That's our Alex.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Scriptus, love it! And it was great how you worked the IWSG in there to save the day.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

T. Drecker said...

You had me from the very first line. Absolutely loved it!

C.M.Brown said...

Sweet and simple Cherie, well done!

cleemckenzie said...

There are sure a lot of Flash Fiction pieces with allusions to Cosbolt missions! That's quite a tribute to Alex.

D.G. Hudson said...

Perfect way to incorporate the IWSG!