|Photo by Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, Flickr|
Cheers! Today begins the world-wide roast of Alex J. Cavanaugh, founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG), author of the sci-fi series, CassaStar, CassaFire, and the upcoming CassaStorm, blogger extraordinaire — and magician. Yes, magician. How he appears everywhere at once would baffle even The Great Houdini. A new article popped up on my blogroll the other day as posting “one second ago.” I dashed over to make a comment; Alex had already been there. I tell you, the man’s accepted in more places than Visa, and it’s my understanding that even China follows him.
But being a man who only met Alex a month or so ago, I haven’t really experienced the personal interaction in which most have delighted; however, having read the many, many, many, many comments, book launches, blurbs, witicisms and whatnots he’s left in his wake, there is a great deal that I can glean in order to satisfy the specs of this blogfest. So bear with me, and Alex, congratulations! To give back a portion of what you so generously impart on the bloggerhood is an honor.
Roger Price, Flickr
What does Alex look like? (20 words)
This character is a cool cat, wired on a vat of coffee. Company mascot or random Alex sighting? You decide.
Inngih Slamet, Flickr
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Who does Alex remind you of? (20 words)
Lego Ninja. In kindergarten, there was this kid, Duplo Ninja, who I’m sure grew up to be Alex — uncanny similarities.
And now for my flash-fiction entry, a 100-word prompt using the words Cavanaugh, Ninja, Cosbolt, Guitar, and IWSG. Also woven into the story are an additional 40 words of thanks to Mrs. Cavanaugh for her unselfish giving of Alex to our little blogdom.
Give, give, give…you’d think it’s Christmas. Oh yeah…it is! Have a merry one, Alex and Mrs. Alex.
87 thoughts on “Festivus Alexicus”
Nice to meet you too, Michael. I've been by your site a couple of times…loved the renovation of your space. Very nice. Thanks for coming by and following!
A groanworthy pun is never wasted on me. Love them!
That was a great flash fiction and I loved the title CassaNova! Very funny!
You did good, M.L. Loved your answers.
Wow, I never had a Lego ninja! That is awesome.Allison (Geek Banter)
Alex Fest – Cheers!
Thanks for stopping. :o)
Thanks for coming by…liked your take using all the prompts. :o)
Thanks, Michael. The double entendre there was too tantalizing not to use. Appreciate you coming by!
Thanks, Joylene. Good to see you again…it's been awhile. :o)
Lego Ninja!! Fantastic flash piece!
Thanks, Cherie…good luck with your book release!
My sons have some lego ningas. Love the little guys.
Enjoyable flash, M.L.! I loved the spin you put on IWSG as well as incorporating the thanks to Mrs. C… well done 🙂
Oh yes! Lego ninja. Without a doubt. Perfect choice!
Love the pic and a great tribute to Alex!
Thanks for coming by, Susan…Aren't they, though? Like Bob the Builder gone rogue. :o)
Tanya! Good to see you…glad you stopped by. Thanks. :o)
Thanks, T. Two "T's" in a row…I didn't realize it was a girl's name. :o)
Thanks, Pat. Good to see you. :o)
Very funny flash! Enjoyed it immensely!
Thanks, CM, for coming by and commenting! Apreesh. :o)
Glad you enjoyed it! :o)
Love your answers!
It was a blast searching for just the right photos that conveyed my images of Alex. Glad you liked my offering and thanks for stopping by and commenting. :o)
That was fun!The REAL Rowan Atkison is actually funnier-lookin' than the caricature.
It was fun to put together; glad you stopped by. I almost chose the real one, but wanted to stay away from actual humans…and then there was the fact that Alex is so animated.
First, I love your post title! Second, great answers–and the flash fiction was so funny.
Glad you enjoyed your visit…hope to see you again! :o) Thanks for coming by.
Disgusted, amused and intrigued all at once–my kinda story!
Mr. Swift,Damn funny flash. I can smell the stomach acid from here.I would join the IWSG, but I don't think anybody would like me.
Fun story. I'm sorta not in with the in crowd, so the whole set-up is new to me, but I enjoyed it anyway. The whole Ninja thing caught my eye!
Exactly the kind of story I like to tell…:o) Thanks for coming by, Charmaine. How's Zombie Dog?
Mr. Jerome,I don't know about that! One or two folks may be take a liking to you. Maybe three.Thanks for coming by…it took me forever to link up to your site.
Thanks for dropping by, Ninja Librarian! I'm not really "in" either; I'm forever in the revolving door.Wonderful of you to stop by.