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.