Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest

This blogfest, hosted by Morgan Shamy, Stephen Tremp, Mark Koopmans, David Powers King, is to celebrate the awesomeness that is Alex Cavanaugh.  He has helped so many of us by announcing our successes and giving us encouragement when we are down.  He has brought us together with the IWSG and is always there to leave a friendly comment.  So Cheers to you Alex!  Thanks for all you do. If you want to join in add your name to the linky list and then answer these questions.
Here are the four questions:
  • 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 
  • Join the Linky List
  • Be a follower.
  • Post your 200 (total) word contribution Monday, Dec. 10.
  • Have Fun!
My answers:
What does Alex look like? No one has seen his human ninja form.  He merely leaves a shadow of his positive energy as a trail. I think he shape shifts to pure energy and rides at super-speed through the cosmos. (That explains how he can comment on so many blogs everyday)

Who could play Alex in a documentary? When he's in his human form, I'm guessing either Jason Bateman or Tom Cruise

Who does Alex remind you of?  I don't think I've ever met someone like Alex before.  He's so willing to help any of us.  He's one of a kind. 

The Master of Encouragement(100 words exactly)

Ryan Derckmen sat shredding on his guitar.  More than anything he wanted to be a Cosbolt pilot but his parents wouldn’t allow it.  They expected him to take over the family dentistry practice.
As he played, a burst of electricity exploded out of his guitar.  The smoke cleared and Ryan saw Ninja Captain Cavanaugh sitting in silence.   

“Your rockin’ has brought me to you.  Believe in yourself you must.  The greatest Cosbolt pilot in all of the IWSG(Interstellar Web of the Sortula Galaxy), you shall be, if put your mind to it you do.”

Ryan bowed.  “Thank you Master.”       

And here's a special cheers to Mrs. Cavanaugh for sharing the Ninja Captain with us!

This was a ton of fun.  Hop on over to read everyone else's entries and make sure to stop by and say "hello" to the Ninja Master himself.

Kathy :)


  1. Love that story! One of the best! I can totally picture Alex that way. Lol

  2. It is funny how we all get an image of how a person looks even when we've never seen them before.

    Cheers to Alex!

  3. Ha ha ha...Yoda Alex...Great one!

  4. The flash piece is great!!! And that's right, I am only a shadow...
    Thank you SO much Kathy - my honor to call you my friend!

  5. Enjoyed the story. And he's definitely like a shadow...

  6. Great flash fiction. I saw another comparison to Tom Cruise today on my friend L.G.'s blog. I loooove Jason Bateman so that gets a huge plus.

  7. Fabulous post! Loved the flash and the tribute. I'm seeing a lot of Tom Cruises! I think there's something to this theory...

  8. Miranda-Thanks! I'm blushing!

    Luanne- Yeah it's always funny to see radio personalities and you think...really? that guy has that voice?

    Siv-I'm pretty sure Alex is taller than Yoda, but his wise words have a similar impact.

    Yvonne- Thanks

    Alex- Oh thanks, my honor as well.

    T. Drecker- Thanks. There has to be some kind of magic there he's just too elusive.

    Michael and Morgan- Thanks, yeah Tom seems to be a good fit, I think it's all that stealth from Mission Impossible it reminds us of Alex.

  9. Oh yeah, the ninja captain appears at the strum of the guitar to spread wisdom. Loved your flash fiction!

  10. "Believe in yourself you must." Yeah, I can totally hear Alex saying that. Cruise and Depp. hmmm

  11. Great post! I especially like the flash fiction. "Believe in yourself you must." Perfect.

  12. most excellent flash! sounded like bill & ted's adventure, dude! fun!

  13. I vote for Jason Bateman to play Alex! Hehe! Very good post. :D

  14. Jason Bateman...mmmmm....I approve of that one . I think you're right, he's a shiftshaper - how could he get around to everyone otherwise? Great post.

  15. "his positive energy as a trail. I think he shape shifts to pure energy and rides at super-speed through the cosmos"

    This is one of the best descriptions I've heard of Alex. Maybe he's a trans-dimensional being.

  16. Good answers. I would never have thought Tom Cruise. He's more moody that I bet Alex is. But hey--who knows!

  17. Love your flash! You're the second person I've seen mention Jason Bateman too. And I absolutely love what you said about what Alex looks like!

  18. Tom Cruise would probably be a good choice to play Alex. I liked your flash fiction!

  19. Meddling parents. Cosbolts are nothing to be worried about. Let the kid have his fun! LOL! That was awesome, Kathryn. Thank you for participating! :)

  20. Genie in the guitar - loved it and another Tom Cruise for Alex :)

    Cheers for participating in AlexFest :)

  21. I really like the story!

  22. He is one of a kind. :) And I could see Jason Bateman playing him! Nice choice. :)

  23. he "leaves a shadow of his positive energy as a trail" I love it!

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