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Cheers, Cavanaugh

Today's the day. It's Alex-fest time!!!

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  • Post your 200 (total) word contribution Monday, Dec. 10. 
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Two winners – chosen by Alex – will each win one prize:
FIRST PLACE: A signed copy of CassaStar.
GRAND PRIZE: A picture of Alex and a download of him playing the guitar.

In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?

He might look like this:

Or like this:

We all know he's this:

But...the closest we’ll probably ever get is this:

(sneaky ninja o_0)

In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)

To answer that, I’d need to know what he looks like. (hint)
Maybe a young Eric Stoltz.

In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?

That’s easy. I met someone in the late 80s who was the older brother I never had. He’s the poster child for friendship and the reason I’m still around.

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts: Cavanaugh ~ Ninja ~ IWSG ~ Cosbolt ~ Guitar 

Deep Space Drama

.     Brody strode toward the console and dropped into the seat next to Dakes. “Where’s Cavanaugh?”
.     “Dunno.” The guardian kept punching buttons and flipping levers, never looking away. 
    “I’m growing tired of coming in on my day off.” Brody studied the screen and took over. “Had plans with Joya. He owes me.” 
.     “You know how it is during IWSG. By the gods!” Dakes slammed his hand onto the launcher and shot a cosbolt at the giant meteor hurling toward them. He sighed as it disintegrated in a fiery shower. “That was close."
.     “Grubby little ninja,” Brody growled. “I’ll be feeding him his guitar when he gets back.”

For Bonus Points:
In +/- 40 words, leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh - thanking her for sharing.

I'm sure you sometimes want to feed Alex his guitar just like Brody. But don't. He's awesome and we need him. Thanks for sharing your ninja. :)

Cheers, Cavanaugh.


  1. Fun answers and I really liked your response for who Alex reminds you of, that was sweet. It's great to have a friend like that. (:

  2. I loved your flash fiction, Melissa! :D

    Hooray for Alex!

  3. Awesome flash fiction! And I loved your pictures...

  4. Hey,

    The FF was great - very tight for 100 words and laughed at the pics, especially the Tom-Cruise look-alike with the guitar :)

    (*Whispers* that's Alex...)


    Intrigued by the reminder question, but tell the Friend, "nice save, mate."

  5. Great post, I have done my post in the only way I know how.


  6. The pics are awesome! Especially the one presumably representing Clarke Kent!

  7. I love the pictures. Yeah, he is definitely the mysterious rocker dude.

  8. Wow, nice work on the flash fiction! And the pictures made me laugh out loud. :) Perhaps you will be the one to finally crack the mystery of the elusive Ninja ...

  9. Excellent! Some sci fi action goes along with with the ninja captain! Great post and tribute, Melissa. I have a feeling that last picture really is him? :)

  10. Very cute pics...loved the shadow superhero! Nice short story tribute, too!

  11. Loved the pics, Melissa! And your flash fic was great too. :)

  12. Love, Love, LOVE!!!

    Melissa, SO GREAT. So entertaining. :D

  13. Enjoyed the pics and your flash fiction was fun too :)

  14. So far my wife has not threatened me with my own guitar! Think I prefer the third picture. Certainly over the real one!
    Thanks so much, Melissa! I am just overwhelmed today.

    1. Ha! That's good. LOL

      You're welcome. You do great things for writers everywhere. You deserve this. ;)

  15. Love that smiling monkey. I'm sure Alex's smile is at least that big during this hop. Nice story, too.

  16. Excellent answers, Melissa. You did our captain well!

  17. I think those pictures are amazingly close to what Alex really looks like, depending on the day. I'm sure he's always smiling.


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