Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cheers, Cavanagh Blogfest


Dear Mrs. C.,
I'm sure Alex's beautiful description of marriage in CassaFire was born from his relationship with you. You're a special lady, and I'd like to thank you for letting him do so much for us!

I don't know what Alex looks like physically, but to me he looks like generosity, selfishness, giving, and integrity.

Alex reminds me of my math and bandmate, Bill. He didn't play guitar, but he rocked a mean bass clarinet.

Give Bill Pullman dark hair, he's Alex. Though I'd rather see Alex played alive. Still not adjusted to zombies.

******  Even Awesome Ninja Captains Sometimes Need the Help of Friends*******

Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh wakes suddenly from a deep sleep. He's got his guitar still in hand, and his head on the keyboard. Visiting all the IWSG folks who rely on his group-building strengths has left him tired. “Just 20 more blogs...I can do it he mutters,” putting down the guitar. I CAN do it. All by myself! I'm a Ninja!  
Then he pauses. Byron needed help. He needed a friend. Sometimes Awesome Ninja's do, too. Time to enlist some help!

Two new co-hosts are recruited.  Soon Alex heads to find Mrs. C, and as they fall asleep, he's piloting his Cosbolt, new navigators at the ready.



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This is the most special blogfest I've participated in.  Alex has been a wonderful  friend, mentor, and blogging buddy.  He totally deserves this day dedicated to him.  You're the best, Alex.

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

P.S There has been some confusiong as to what this post is about (yes, there actually are people out there who don't know Alex...so for the sake of clarity, here are the questions I was answering above.

·         In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
·         In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
·         In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?
·         In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
     ·         Cavanaugh
           ·         Ninja
           ·         IWSG
           ·         Cosbolt
           ·         Guitar
For Bonus Points:
·         In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing.

24 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Twenty more - I can do it! That made me laugh.
Tina, thank you so much. You've been a wonderful friend and so glad you are also part of the A to Z Team. You always brighten my day!

Brian Miller said...

ha. a bit of fun for your friend...cool...hope you are having a good weekend tina

Jo said...

Loved it. Alex is a staunch blogging friend.

D.G. Hudson said...

Nice entry, Tina, and you're probably right about the 'few more blogs'. I can see that happening.

Yolanda Renee said...

I don't know how he does it, but I'm glad he does. This is fun and it's wonderful to be part of it!

Tammy Theriault said...

that was a great entry...lots of good sucking up! :D

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. great post for Alex .. I honestly don't know how he does his blogging frenzy each day - he always seems to be near the top to comment .. and supports everyone ..

and is a great friend .. cheers Hilary

Sherry Ellis said...

Good job! Those were nice remarks you left for Mrs. Cavanaugh.

Lynda R Young said...

Alex's generosity and selflessness is legendary!

David P. King said...

You know, I was kinda thinking the same thing when I read CassaFire. Makes me wonder if my relationship has effect my stories in the same way, I hope. Thanks for participating! :)

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Morgan said...

So, so, SO fun! And such a lovely tribute---I can definitely see the dark-haired Bill Pullman...

Tyrean Martinson said...

Sweet tribute!!!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I also enjoyed your tribute to Alex! Glad he recruited his wonderful co-hosts to help him save the day! Julie

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Writing Mrs. C a letter was a lovely touch.

Allison said...

Good tribute to an awesome blogger friend!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Bill Pullman is a good one. This was one fun blogfest.

Shannon Lawrence said...

What a sweet entry, Tina! Very nice. Liked the "just twenty more." I don't doubt it!

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Melissa Bradley said...

I love. LOVE your description of Alex and what a touching comment to Mrs. C. So much great positive energy in this blogfest. :)

T. Drecker said...

I like the way you worked it all into a letter to the Mrs.. Nice touch. And yep, everyone needs a little help sometimes, even awesome ninjas :)

C.M.Brown said...

Enjoyed reading through your flash piece. It made me smile!

cleemckenzie said...

I can't get to 20 at a time. I'm totally stumped how Alex gets to hundreds at a time.

Enjoyed your tribute.

The Golden Eagle said...

Wonderful tribute to Alex! Fun that you wrote it as a letter. :)

Ellie Garratt said...

Awesome tribute to a great friend. Loved it!