Monday, 10 December 2012

Long Live the Ninja!


 
Today is the day when the blogging world goes mad for the one and only Alex J. Cavanaugh
 

So, here’s four questions:
In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?
In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:

Cavanaugh
Ninja
IWSG
Cosbolt
Guitar

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

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Post your 200 (total) word contribution Monday, Dec. 10.  
 
 
 
What does Alex look like?
Dark hair that partially conceals his equally dark eyes. Adding to his air of mystery!

Who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or Dead)
I think living would be best, they would give the part more substance! Hey, what about Alex playing Alex?

Who does Alex remind you of?
An all year round Father Christmas, delivering loads of lovely comments into our in boxes. Mostly, unseen, I've  never seen him do it have you? He's lightning quick too, maybe he has a team of ninja elves to help him.

Write a piece of flash fiction using these words: Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, Guitar.

The Day Alex Saved Christmas

The ipad screen misted, erasing the mega list of blogs from Alex's Google Reader.  It was Christmas Eve, how was he going to comment on all these blogs before nightfall?!
     "Mr. CavanaughNinja Captain and Leader of the infamous IWSG?" Alex jumped as a voice boomed from the tablet. "We need your help."
     "What do you want me to do?" Alex's gulped.
     "It's delicate."
     "Go on." The strained cords of a guitar  set Alex's teeth on edge.
     "It's Cosbolt. He's scaring the reindeer. Please help or Christmas will be ruined!"
     "Put him on," Alex liked all things science fiction but this was mind blowing.
      The elf grinned sheepishly.
     "You wanna learn the guitar?" Alex asked.
     "Can you help me? Santa's stressed and Rudolph's refused to work because he has a headache?"
     Alex grabbed his guitar. Looks like blogging will have to wait Alex thought. After all, saving Christmas is way more important!

For bonus points leave a comment for Mrs. Cavanaugh, thanking her for sharing.
Thanks so much for allowing Alex to come play in the blogosphere with us wacky writers.

77 comments:

  1. Great work! I love how you made the flash fiction all Christmassy!

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    1. Thanks, Kyra I'm trying to shake myself into Christmas this year! lol

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  2. This is awesome. The Christmas theme is great, and the comparison of Alex to Father Christmas is spot on!

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    1. Thanks, LG I think Alex is just like a bloggy version of Father Christmas!

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  3. Wonderful story. I love those where Christmas is saved. And I love your Alex playing Alex. The casting couldn't be better.

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    1. I figured who better to play him! We'd all get to see him then!

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  4. I'll teach that little elf how to play! Christmas is indeed more important.
    Suzanne, thank you so very much!

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  5. Hahahaha! Saving Christmas was more important! LOL. This was great, Suzanne. Loved it. :D

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    1. Thanks, Morgan. Thought I'd try and spread a little Christmas spirit as well today :)

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  6. Oh my goodness, once again I find Alex compared to Santa (or related to Santa anyway). There must be something to this...

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    1. Having visited many blogs today I think there maybe really something in it! Lol

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  7. Loved the santa theme. :) He kind of is like a jolly St. Nick. :)

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    1. Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas! Thanks, Rachel :)

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  8. Alex playing Alex is a perfect idea. He could strum a bit of background music, too! He's a truly versatile guy.

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  9. Great idea to go with Christmas-themed flash fiction! Alex saving Christmas? Totally believable!

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  10. Great idea to have Alex saving Christmas!

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    1. Thanks, thought I would try and spread some Christmas cheer as well today :)

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  11. great christmas themes going on here!!

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  12. LOL on 'living or dead.'
    Great take on the questions and prompts! :D

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  13. Love the flash fiction, Suzanne. A nice tribute to our ninja dude!

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  14. Love the Christmas message in your story!

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  15. What a fun flash fiction piece! A nice bit of holiday Cheer. ;)

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  16. Love your flash piece, very cute :) Christmas is definitely important.

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  17. Hey Suzanne,

    What a delightful read, my friend. And good old Saint Ninja and a ho, ho, ho :)

    Be well, Suzanne.

    Gary

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    1. Hi Gary, thanks and glad you found it amusing!

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  18. He is a magical guy, that's for sure. I bet he could be santa!

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  19. Hehehe! Great story! I can see Alex saving Christmas for us all. :)

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  20. I want Alex is to play Alex too in my documentary! I would pay him a hundred bucks, OR I would take his place for a day for him to do it for me. But I know the answer - he would decline to star because he's a private gentleman with a heart.

    YES, Alex is speedy quick on the comments! He's usually one of the first comments I receive - it's predictable, but his comments make my day!

    Cheers Alex Cavanaugh! *dances to Ninja music* I don't want this part-ay to end!!! :)

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    1. I think you are right, Livia Alex would decline the offer!

      Keep on dancing!

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  21. I like the way you merged this into a Christmas theme. Father Christmas seems appropriate. And we must not let his iPad falter! Great post!

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    1. A little festive cheer never goes a miss!

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  22. haha...You and I both compared Alex to Santa. yay! And, you know how people always say lol--when you know it wasn't REALLY funny enough to make them actually laugh out loud? Well, I want to say that your "someone alive should play him" actually made me laugh out loud. haha. Very clever.

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  23. LOL; blogland will allow Alex a night off for the Good of Christmas :)

    ........dhole

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    1. Definitely, a night off to save Christmas would be well worth it!

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  24. I think that's a great idea. Having Alex play himself in a movie. Why not?

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  25. alex saves xmas! awesome =)
    isnt that just like him (and i bet he gets all his comments done too)

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    1. He probably would manage to do it all, Tara!

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  26. Love the flash fiction piece! :)

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  27. The day the writing ninja died More like The night Alex saved Christmas! YES! Where's a producer when you need one. We're running out of ideas for TV holiday special, people! Awesome post.

    Thanks for participating! :)

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  28. Alex is recieving a lot of comparisons to Santa in this blogfest. I wonder if it were held in March/April if he'd be getting comparisons to the Easter Bunny? :)

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  29. I love your flash fiction! It's so in the holiday spirit of things!

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  30. Is there nothing our hero can't do?

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  31. I really liked your flash piece! Thanks for sharing!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  32. Thanks for a lighthearted, fun contribution. I agree, a living Alex would offer the role more substance. I like your wit.

    Thanks for the follow. I'm glad to return the favor.

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  33. Alex is very similar to Santa, when you think about it. I don't know either of them hit so many people! Cute story, too.

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  34. *How* either of them hit so many people, I mean...

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    1. Funny how the omission of one little word can change the meaning! Thanks for stopping by, Nick :)

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  35. Great story, Suzanne!

    Yay for Alex! He deserves all the kind words coming his way.

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