Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest!




It’s here! The time has finally come. Welcome to the Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest! It's a privilege to be part of this fabulous Alexfest. Alex is such an amazing influence in this writing community and though I feel bad for the embarrassment this fest will bring, I also think Alex deserves to be recognized. For the full details, click here. And now on with the fest:



What does Alex look like?  In my mind, Alex looks like an old Hollywood movie star, but suffers with his stuck-in-the-80’s haircut. Strong jaw, sharp nose, thick brows. Dark hair, but graying. Is fit, but doesn’t flaunt it. He’s content wearing his plaid button-up shirts and sweatpants.




Who could play Alex in a documentary? Monty Clift. But with a little bit more length to his hair, mullet style.





Who does Alex remind you of? The French con artist, Francois Toulour (The night fox—or the Ninja burglar) in the movies Ocean’s 12 and 13. He’s the coolest character ever—remember the jumping through the laser scene? Yeah, that’s Alex. Make sure you watch until the end heel click! 


My flash fiction piece using the prompts: Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, and Guitar:


Shrugging on his long leather duster, Mr. Cavanaugh stepped away from the body crumpled at his feet. He snickered, his breath white in the air. Poor chap. He didn’t have a chance against the Ninja. No one did. He gave the man one last kick in the ribs, before noticing the small black lettering printed on his neck. IWSG. The world spun to a stop. Sweat beaded on his brow. This man was a member of the Cosbolt, the rogue organization out to get one thing. Him.

Fog curled around the bottom of his boots as Mr. Cavanaugh clenched his jaw. It was time to seek help. Time to visit the Guitar. But the last thing he wanted was to show his face in that dirty nightclub again.

(Hahaha… gotta love flash fiction. This was fun not only because of the words, but because I’ve never written in this tense/POV before)

Note to Mrs. Cavanaugh: Thanks for allowing Alex to be who he is. He really is so loved and respected in this community. We know it’s a sacrifice on your part to let us have a portion of his time, so thank you for that. And make Alex give you a foot rub tonight!

Thanks, everyone, for participating in this blogfest. Alex is certainly worthy of recognition. He will be by reading everyone's entries and will announce his winners on Friday! And thanks also to Mark (the mastermind behind this fest), DPK, and Stephen for being the best co-hosts ever!

And Alex, I hope I’m eligible to win even though I’m co-hosting? I really want that pic of you! ;-) 

And it’s not too late to sign up. The linky list is below.

Red. Head. Out.

110 comments:

  1. i'm totally digging the ocean's eleven! go alex go!

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  2. Hey,

    LOVED the darkness (so not the normal you :)

    I think Alex's facial cheeks will be stretched thin with all the laughing he does today :)

    Thanks, Morg, for jumping in with both feet and your big heart to make this a huge success :)

    PS... I may have, er, mentioned you in my AlexFest flash fiction, possibly.. :)

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  3. Hah! I love who Alex reminded you of, Morgan. Too funny! :D

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  4. Hi Morgan,

    Loved this! Ocean's Eleven sounds great!

    Now I want to read everyone's entry!

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  5. This was great Morgan! Clever idea about the Cosbolt organization. Great picture of Montgomery Clift, and I'm sure that Alex does have that old world elegance. Thanks for co-hosting this fun blogfest. Julie

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  6. Great flash fiction piece! This is so fun already and I've only read 3 or so entries! haha

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  7. What a sweet idea for a blog hop!
    I like the note to Mrs. Cavanaugh :-)

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  8. Your flash fiction is super! Loved it!
    I agree that Alex probably possesses "ye-olde-worlde-charme"...

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  9. Some tension and drama in your flash fiction piece, great work.

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  10. I'm curious about how many lucky bloggers have actually met Mr. C in person.

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  11. are you a b&w movie buff too? awesome choice!
    and i love the ninja acrobatting thru lasers!
    story was cool! great fest! thanks! yay alex!

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  12. Montgomery Cliff, wonderful choice.

    Love the FF piece. Great tribute!

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  13. Time to visit the Guitar...lol! Loved your flash fiction :) Montgomery Cliff and James Dean, wonder which old movie star will be next? Great blogfest, thanks for hosting it!

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  14. Video: awesome.
    Flash Fiction: Fantastic!!

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  15. The video was so cool! Thanks for hosting. Alex sure deserves it!

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  16. Ha ha! Mullet haircut. Whoa - a kick in the ribs. I love the story. Thanks for hosting.

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  17. I used to have a mullet! Many years ago...
    The flash piece was great!
    Morgan, thanks so much for hosting this blogfest and for your awesome support.

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  18. LOL This was super! EXCELLENT. Loved the Cosbolt organization and the ninja acrobatting thru the lasers. Too funny. The video sealed it. You rocked the blogfest woman! *waves*

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  19. Love it! I can totally picture Alex this way now :)

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  20. HaHa, Alex as a spy and a French con artist. LOL, I'm loving this. Great flash fiction. Thanks for hosting Morgan:)

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  21. Stuck in the 80s hair cut? Great now I see Alex in a mullet. Totally destroyed my Sean Connery image...

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  22. I can picture Alex that way. Great story. Love it!

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  23. "Time to visit the Guitar." Great!

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  24. That was a great piece of flash fiction!
    Thanks for the AlexFest!
    Heather

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  25. Love the flash fiction! The imagery with the long leather duster, the white breath and the curling fog was great, especially since it emerged using so few words.
    Great blogfest for a wonderful blogger!

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  26. I loved the French con artist/ninja idea! Thanks for hosting!

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  27. You done good too, Morgan. The video was a very nice touch.

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  28. I love your flash fiction! Yes, a french con artist-clever! :D
    Thanks for hosting!

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  29. Wow! That was a ruthless impression of the ninja captain! And I love it! I'll be watching my back all day, now. :)

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  30. Great flash!!! And I love your tribute to Mrs. C!

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  31. That flash fiction was hilarious! Yeah I could see Alex dodging lasers. He is a ninja after all. Thanks for co-hosting this Morgan.

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  32. Awesome flash fiction, Morgan. The whole "heist" movie theme definitely suits Alex's personality because he comes across so "roguish".

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  33. I second the footrub! Great flashfic piece, very James-Bondy.

    Thanks for hosting this tribute to Big Al. As expected, it's tons of fun. :)

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  34. I can totally see the mullet!

    And that laser dance is pretty amazing.

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  35. Thanks for hosting this blogfest! Love your flash fiction!

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  36. OOh a mullet! Yes! And thanks for co-hosting Miss Morg :D

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  37. Awesome co-host job! Hugs for doing that. And may I add that Monty is a fantastic choice to play Alex.

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  38. Great blogfest. I love your picture of Alex and the flash-fiction was awesome!!

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  39. I love how you see Alex as an old Hollywood star with a mullet. LOL. Your flash piece totally has that old-Hollywood kind of vibe, too. Great job. I hope you win the picture, but remember, with great power comes great responsibility!

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  40. A mullet, lol! Your flash fic was awesome. :)

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  41. Interesting choice of an Alex look alike. Congratulations on your co-hosting success.

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  42. Very stylish flash piece. I struggled with that, as I've never written one before.

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  43. I liked your flash piece. It felt a bit film noir.

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  44. Love your choices and your flash fiction piece! Thanks for hosting!

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  45. Francois Toulour is totally a ninja. Excellent choice! Fun piece of flash fiction. Thanks for helping to organize this blogfest! :)

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  46. Yes, excellent choice for the Ninja! Really, it's crazy how fast Alex moves through the blogosphere.

    And nice to "meet" you! Thanks for hosting such a fun blogfest. :)

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  47. EXCELLENT JOB with the Flash Fiction, Morg..... VERY EXCITING.

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  48. The Guitar is a club? Nice one, Morgan.

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  49. Cool video! Nice FF, too!
    Super entry, Morgan!!! :D

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  50. Love this. That flash fic was great.

    "plaid button-up shirts and sweatpants"

    ROFL

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  51. Loved your flash fic!! And Montgomery Cliff? *swoon*

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  52. "stuck-in-the-80’s haircut" hahahaha.

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  53. Teehee! Love this :)
    Thanks for hosting the blogfest - it was an awesome idea!!

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  54. Monty Cliff is an awesome choice. I really liked your flash, too. Very suspenseful with the tattoo and all.

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  55. Awesome description! And the video you posted was perfect.

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  56. Awesome tribute, thanks for Alexfest. I liked Monty's flash jacket, very ninjaesque.

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  57. Alex is definitely a cool guy, even is he's sporting a mullet. Awesome job, Morgan!

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  58. Excellent description! Loved the ff piece too. :)

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  59. Love that film clip. Very cool idea of Alex.

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  60. It's been fun! I love seeing how different everyone's thoughts are about Alex :)

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  61. Thanks for organizing this wonderful tribute to an awesome NInja Blogger Buddy! He deserves the credit.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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  62. Great job hosting, Morgan! Alex and his mullet. Kindred spirit. This has been so much fun! Your comment about tense makes me want to read more of your writing, btw.

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  63. Great flash piece! Very noir. Thanks for hosting this awesome blogfest.

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  64. I am shocked you've never written in that POV before, it turned out so well! Nicely done and thanks so much for co-hosting this fest... it's been fun for us, and was such an awesome way to let us all show our thanks :-)

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  65. haha I love that you picked that Ocean 12 character! That video is great :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  66. Coolest video and description. You have my vote, hahaha.

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  67. Very good show! Although you have more detail, it's funny that our descriptions aren't that different!

    You've never written in 3rd person past tense before? Good plot. :)

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    1. That reminded be of a scene right out of Firefly!

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  68. That was too much fun, lol.

    ......dhole

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  69. Alex rocks! I can totally see him diving through those lasers.

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  70. Hi Morgan .. I loved the video with those lasers .. though I'd have thought I'd have seen a ballet dancer coming from you ... great to watch the scene ..

    Cheers Morgan and great fest to co-host - thank you .. my insecurities are disappearing slowly ... cheers Hilary

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  71. This is too much fun! Loved your bit of flash fiction, ha ha! :D

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  72. Oh, very handsome. You gotta wonder why he never shows his face, eh? teehee

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  73. 100% that video is all Alex :) And I can totally imagine him as the old black-and-white style actor :D

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  74. Cleverly executed, Morgan. I especially like that the Guitar is a sketchy nightclub.

    Thanks for co-hosting a great blogfest. I'm about to join your fanclub.

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  75. Hmmm...Alex as the great Montgomery Clift, eh? You know, I can see that actually :)

    I had totally forgotten about the scene from Ocean's Twelve...great pick!

    Loved the flashfic, as well, and have to note that anytime you have the word 'ninja' in a story, you're going to get some interesting results.

    Overall, a great blog you have here and I'll definitely be following.

    Thanks!

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  76. Hey Morgan. I am now following. Cheers!

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  77. I could watch the laser dance all day lol!!

    Loved your Flash Fiction. Gave me that chill-thrill :-)

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  78. mullet style? LOL...never dreamed of that! You are creative, lady!

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  79. Hi Morgan, great to e-meet you today!

    And, hmmm, now I'm super curious about Francois Toulour. Googling now...

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  80. I love your flash fiction piece! Thank you so much for hosting. This has been really fun to follow! ;)

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  81. Great story! and thanks for putting this together! It's been fun reading everyone's entries!

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  82. Love your description of Alex and your noir-style flash!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  83. I could totally see Alex in that scene. How else could he get around to so many blogs in one day?

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  84. You're right. No one has a chance against the Ninja.

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  85. I totally picture Alex looking like this! I think you portayed him to a T!

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  86. Hadn't thought of Monty Clift. But you might be on to something, Morgan. Your FF was really fun. Great job!

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  87. Wow, Monty was quite the looker :)
    Love the video clip and your flash fiction!

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  88. Awesome flash fiction piece! The Guitar sounds like a very interesting night club...

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  89. Loved your flash fiction piece. I want to visit The Guitar, too.

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  90. Loved the flash fiction, I think it was my favourite so far.

    Also, thank you for the follow and comment!

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  91. I thought your flash fiction was pretty original. Yours had death in it.

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  92. Great job on the concept of this blogfest! And I love your flash fiction :)

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  93. Love that photo! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Monti

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  94. This was an awesome blogfest!!!! Thank you! :)

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  95. That was a great post...I had to watch the video twice it was so cool! I think you may have captured the essence of Alex right there in that 2 minute score. Good job!

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  96. Great piece. I also see Alex as a brunette.

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  97. Such an awesome hop gang! Alex is so deserving, and it came together beautifully. I know he was seriously humbled--and entertained. :-) I had great fun coming up with ways to further his legend in the comments for sure.

    Although, 'The Night Fox' is probably the coolest nickname ever given--Ninja Captain being 2nd.

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  98. :-) I'm late arriving, I know, but great little flash. Sounds like you could get away with an expanded follow-up story starring the Night Fox and "that dirty nightclub"!

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  99. I was on vacation during the blogfest, so please forgive my tardiness. Love your stuck in the 80's hair, and dusting of grey. :)

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  100. I'm a very late arrival! I really, really enjoyed that! Particularly as I now know what Alex really looks like.

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