Mama Diaries

Monday, December 10, 2012

Alex Cavanaugh Blogfest

It's time for the Alex Cavanaugh blogfest!  I think just about everybody in the blog world knows Alex.  In case you don't, he is the Ninja Captain who has helped so many of us with getting news out about book releases, guest posts, and guest interviews.  He's also the founder of the Insecure Writer's Support Group (IWSG).  Alex is just a great guy.  He leaves positive comments wherever he goes and makes the blogosphere a better place.

This blogfest is the brainchild of  Mark "The Madman" Koopman, "Marvelous" Morgan Shamy, Stephen "Breakthrough" Tremp, and David "Kingpin" Powers King.  (Nice names, guys!)  This is our way of giving back to Alex.

Here's what I have to do:  Answer some questions about Alex, and then write a flash fiction piece using the words, "Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, and Guitar."

Questions:

1.  What does Alex look like?  Nobody knows (except his wife) what the captain looks like, but I'm guessing he's a tall, skinny dude with long hair.  And he has a guitar permanently hanging off his shoulder.

2.  Who could play Alex in a documentary?

                                                                        Josh Holloway


                                                                             OR

                                                                      Keanu Reeves
Josh has the rocker look, but Keanu might be better for the rocker ninja combo.  Aren't they cute?  Alex, I bet you're cute, just like them!  (What?  Are you blushing?)

3.  Who does Alex remind you of?    Hmmm.  Maybe Mother Teresa (male version) because he makes the world a better place!


And now for the Flash Fiction!

The Cosbolt spacecraft skidded to a stop in front of the residence of a powerful German Shepherd named Schultz.  The dog sat at attention as the pod door opened.  Moments later, a strange figure emmerged.  He was dressed in black from head to toe, and he carried with him an unusual object.

The figure slowly approached the regal beast and bowed before him.  "I am the Ninja Captain, Alex Cavanaugh."

Schultz cocked his head, waiting for the ninja to continue.

"Your mother is in grave danger.  She is an insecure writer and must join the IWSG.  I have come to take her there."

Schultz gave a low growl and sprang into action.  With lightening speed, he usurped the unusual object with his mighty jowels and bolted.

Seconds later, a petite, brown-haired lady stepped out of the residence.  "Schultz, drop it!"  The beast obeyed her command.  "Crate!" she ordered.

With his tail between his legs, Schultz headed off to the brigg.

The lady retrieved the object and returned it to the ninja.  "Sorry about that, Alex.  I hope he didn't get too much slobber on your guitar!"



Here's a message for Mrs Cavanaugh:  Thanks, Mrs. Cavanaugh, for sharing your husband and putting up with us!  You have a great guy!

Alex, you rock!  Thanks for all you do!

95 comments:

  1. So going all Matrix I suppose? Or who that be Bill and Ted? haha great flash piece too.

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  2. Josh Holloway...great choice! Love the flash piece.

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  3. Great blogfest! I am starting to think that Alex must be at least 10 feet tall, as wise as God, and the most handsome man in the world :)

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  4. FLFO (For Lost Fans Only): Alex played by Sawyer, "Just type the comment, Freckles!" :-D

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  5. You're the second blogger to mention Mother Theresa... which fits in with Alex's generous and giving spirit...
    Yay! Schultz landed a special spot in your flash fic...

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  6. Mother Theresa....now why didn't I think of that!

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    1. I'm sure you thought of somebody else who's appropriate!

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  7. Mother Theresa, now that's an unusual comparison, but I get your point. Slobber on an electric guitar (I'm sure it would be electric)? Sounds bad, especially if it's plugged in. Cruising by from the Alexfest.

    Enjoyed this!

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    1. Alex had better be careful when he plugs it in, or he might get electricuted!

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  8. That's so fun that Schultz is in your story!

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    1. It wouldn't have been right if he wasn't!

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  9. How awesome, a blogfest honoring Alex! What a wonderful idea. I'd pick Keanu Reeves to play Alex. Excellent! This is a fun post, Sherry, and that's a cool flash fiction you wrote. Nice job!

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  10. I absolutely love how you put Schultz in your flash! He's a good dog, even if he slobbered all over the guitar! :D

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  11. Perfect post! Loved the flash. And such a lovely tribute!

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for hosting this. It was so fun reading what everyone had to say!

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  12. Hope Schultz didn't have to stay in his crate all day! Great piece of flash fiction.

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  13. Aww... I love Schultz! And yes, I could sure see Josh or Keanu as Alex. Terrific glimpse of our Captain Ninja.

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  14. I thought of Mother Teresa, too! Lovely post!

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    1. He has a kind heart, just like Mother Teresa!

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  15. Ha! Slobbering on the guitar. Poor Schultz - off to the brig...

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    1. That's what he gets for messing with the Ninja Captain's guitar!

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  16. Great story, but I'm not sure the pooch probably thinks so....he got the crate! :)

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  17. Great post! Loved the dog! (Poor doggy. Tell Schultz he can come live with me. I won't send him to the crate.) I love how everyone's take on the prompts is different. :)

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    1. PS - Forget Alex. You made us all care about Schultz. hahaha xD

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    2. Funny!

      I liked reading everybody's takes, too. They were all so creative!

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  18. No, not doggy drool on my guitar!! The horror...
    My wife thinks I'm cute, but outside of that...
    Sherry, thank you SO much! Sorry it's taken me all day to get here. Really appreciate the kind words and so glad we found each other in the blogging universe.

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    1. You had a lot to read! I hope you enjoyed all the posts!

      I'm so glad we've "met" through the blogosphere!

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    1. It wouldn't have been right without him!

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  20. I love your story and the surprise ending. And those two men are delicious. I bet Alex is a perfect combo of them (a Captain Ninja Keanu Holloway or Josh Reeves).

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Glad you liked the story. Yeah, those guys are pretty hot, aren't they? LOL!

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  21. PS I discovered I wasn't a follower and changed that. =)

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  22. Well done, Sherry! Keanu rocks and so does Alex! And great flash fiction!

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  23. Loved this! Thanks for visiting my blog today :)

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  24. Oh, Josh Holloway!! Nice pick!! I approve ;)

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    1. So glad! I thought he was a pretty good pick, too!

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  25. Stopping by from the Alex Blogfest! Hey now on Josh Holloway! Def enjoyed reading your posting!

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  26. YES, me too - I'm thinking Alex is the cute guy hanging around town! He visits our homes (in the blogosphere) whenever our door opens for comments and then, he rushes in with his guitar playing some tune. I love Alex! Cheers to ya, Ninja Captain! :)

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    1. I think it's amazing how he manages to visit everybody's blogs!

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  27. "...a tall, skinny dude with long hair" -- I can see that. And Matrix might not be far off, slowing down time and moving faster than everyone still hardwired into the system. Great post!

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    1. Thanks! Alex definitely seems like "the one!"

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  28. Mmm, Josh Holloway. Um, what? Yes. Hello! Great flash piece. Figures Schultz would go for the guitar.

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    1. Yeah, Josh has that effect on me, too! LOL!

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  29. I don't know Alex. No wonder my life is in ruins -- except for knowing Elvis Aaron Schwarz and having three great dogs and knowing God loves me . . . oh! Maybe my life isn't in ruins. Carry on, please, Alex. Perhaps I shall meet you one fine day. I am definitely an insecure writer and an insecure everything else.

    Love,
    Janie

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  30. Hi, Sherry,

    Nice work on the FF. I like the shepherd element. Nice touch.

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  31. Enjoyed the story... drool on a guitar is terrible!

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    1. Yeah, if he did that to my violin, I'd be really mad!

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  32. Awesome blog fest. You totally rocked the story.

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  33. Sherry: I am your newest follower. Thanks, Alex.

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    1. Thanks for following, JJ! I'll stop by your place tomorrow. I'm a little swamped today. ;)

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  34. I can see the Keanu Reeves playing Alex. And yeah, he's probably blushing.

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    1. I'm sure he is! Do I get a prize for making him blush? LOL!

      Thanks for hosting this. It was a great idea!

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  35. Loved your take!

    My vote is with Josh Halloway for playing Alex!

    Nas

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, Josh is pretty cute. He'd be a good hero in a romance novel!

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  36. Well done, Sherry. And Josh slash Keanu... oh yeah!

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  37. I love how you incorporated Schultz and yourself. I almost put Keanu in my post and switched to another celebrity instead.

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    1. Thanks! I thought you did a good job with your tribute, too!

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  38. keanu is one awesome ninja! he'd be lucky to play alex! and fun flash!

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  39. Oooo, excellent taste in men! Love that you probably thoroughly embarrassed Alex!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  40. Is it bad that I don't know who Josh Holloway is? I'm usually up to speed on this kind of stuff, but yeah, and can see Alex in that guy. Thank you for participating! :)

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    1. He played Sawyer from Lost. Thanks for hosting the blogfest. It was lots of fun!

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