Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest

Welcome to the “Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest hosted by Mark Koopman, Morgan Shamy, Stephen Tremp, and David Powers King, the BlogFest runs from December 10 - 12. 

1.  Alex's Description
I believe Alex is a tall, physically-fit man with a youthful disposition.  His preferred attire is a worn pair of Levis 501's that he wears with Rush concert t-shirt that he purchased during their Bones tour over twenty years ago.  His favorite pastime is a toss up between jamming on his Gibson with his band-mates, heading to the theater with his beloved wife or riding on the never-ending blogging train supporting his ever-increasing ninja tribe.           

2.  Who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
Mathew Fox, the star of cult favorite, Lost, would be my pick to play Alex.  Am I right, ladies?  I think Alex would approve.  Yes?  No?  What do you think?

3.  I'm not sure if I've ever met anyone like Alex.  He feels like a big brother to me which may sound ridiculous but that's what I think.  He's supportive, loyal and is as true as a friend as you could have realistically online.  He's someone you look up to and aspire to be like.  

4.  My FF about Alex - it's well over 100 words, but I had fun writing it.

The phone rang as Alex types the last sentence for tomorrow’s blog post. He answered the phone not paying attention to the caller.


"Alex Cavanaugh, please," an unknown male voice carried across the line.

"This is." Alex replied.

"Is this Alex J. Cavanaugh, author of the sci-fi Cassa series?"

"Yes, can I ask who is call-"

Alex was cut off by the caller. "And also Casa Storm?"

"Yes, but-"

"And the Ninja Captain of hoards of writer/blogger minions?"


"The creator of the IWSG," the caller stopped to howl on the other line, "Insecure Writer's Support Group. I love that one, by the way. Where were you when I started my career back in the 60s?"

"I have no idea. May I ask who this is?" Alex said.

"You may. I've just read your series, and I really enjoyed them. I actually have a call into your publisher to get my hands on Cassa Storm. They won't release a copy to me until they have spoken to you--which is why I'm calling."

Alex attempted to speak, but the caller continued.

"I like your Cosbolt pilot, Bryon too. I must know what's in store for him. You by chance don't have an agent do you?"


"Well, there's plenty of time for that. You see, I've recently sold my baby--something I've treasured my entire life. Now I'm in need of a new project."

Alex stops the caller. "I'm sorry. Who is this again?"

"Lucas. George Lucas."

And that was just the beginning for Alex. No amount of writing or guitar playing could have prepared him for that phone call. The rest was history.

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did.  You're such an inspiration, Alex.  I wish nothing but crazy, inconceivable success and happiness for you!

Mina B.


michelle said...

The Levi 501's and t-shirt definitely fit...
Love the flash fiction!

Elise Fallson said...

"Lucas. George Lucas." <=== That was awesome! And thank you for the Mathew Fox eyecandy. (;

mshatch said...

Mathew Fox, eh, well, yes, I can see that!

Loved the flash fiction :)

Morgan said...

Ah-hahaha! Nice pay off. Brilliant, Mina!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Call me!!!! Call me!!! And let Spielberg direct. And closest description to me yet. (Yes, I do have a Roll the Bones concert t-shirt!)
Mina, thank you so much for your wonderful word. I hope I never let you down.

Catherine Stine said...

These Alex freewrites are really fun. A call from George Lucas-wowie!

Anonymous said...

I almost picked Matthew Fox. Great flash piece. I liked the buildup.

Emily R. King said...

Nice flash fiction! I agree that he's a big-brother type. Totally true. :)

Michael Pierce said...

A call from good ol' George--that's the dream! I can totally see him as Dr. Jack Shephard.

Gwen Gardner said...

Hah! George Lucas was brilliant! And of course, Mathew Fox - oh yeah! Thanks Mina, this was great:)

JJ said...

Alex Fest - Cheers!

Anonymous said...

I think is the midst of all the blog posts Alex's love of movies was overlooked. This is the first post I heard mention of that.

David P. King said...

If Mass Effect ever gets turned into a movie, I vote Mathew Fox for the role of Shepherd. Any objections? Good. And Alex should be in the credits, just because. Thanks for participating! :)

Tara Tyler said...

super fantasy flash!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

My killer comment says Yay! You done good, Mina! Long Live Captain Cavaugh!

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha that flash fiction is awesome. :-)

Allison said...

ahaha! Love this. Matthew Fox--never thought of him! Good choice.

Allison (Geek Banter)