Cheers, Cavanaugh!

I'm writing this on Sunday, November 25, and it's scheduled to post Wednesday, December 12. A guest blogger is already scheduled at the Tiki Hut on Monday, December 10. I'm telling you this because most people will post on Monday, and I'll be reading many of them.

I want to know myself - and I want you to know, and Alex to know - that what I'm writing today isn't influenced by the words of others.

First I want to thank Mark “The Madman” Koopmans, ”Marvelous” Morgan Shamy, Stephen “Breakthrough” Tremp, and David “Kingpin” Powers King, for coming up with this stupendous idea to let all of us tell Alex what we really think of him - LOL!

So now ... on to the fun!

What does Alex look like?
I have it straight from the Photo Fairy that this is Alex's exact description ... oops, now I'm out of words!

Who could play Alex in a documentary?
Josh Hartnett or Kyle Chandler

Who does Alex remind me of?
The big brother I always wanted.

Flash Fiction
"This Old Thing?"
"Cavanaugh! Where's the Ninja IWSG?"
An enemy round whistled overhead and exploded a hundred yards behind them.
"Why that old robot?"
Rocks and earth rained down.
The major raised his head. "No one will dream it's armed with the latest Cosbolt."
"Sweet." Cavanaugh bolted and returned with the three-foot robot.
They activated the timer, and Ninja headed toward the enemy.
Cavanaugh squinted. "From here, Ninja looks like my guitar."
Ninja swiveled. Its guitar-like neck lowered, pointed in their direction, and fired.
From the rear.
The Cosbolt rocketed toward the enemy and detonated.
Cavanaugh pumped his right fist. "Ninjas never die."

A Comment For Mrs. C
Dear Mrs. AJC,
I don’t know your name, but I know without doubt how awesome you are. Thank you for supporting Alex in his creative endeavors. It means so much, and I know it isn't always easy. You rock!

If you would like to participate in the
cover reveal
for my new book, 
on Monday, January 7,
please sign up here.
Thanks to all who help me get the word out!


Thank you, Carol! I'll gladly be your big brother. Ninjas don't die. (And if they did, how would we know?)
Thanks so much - you're a real buddy!
Linda G. said…
Great tribute! :)
Laura Eno said…
A ninja robot shaped like a guitar...wonderful!

Too bad you ran out of words before revealing the first answer. ;)
happy Wednesday, Carol :)
LR said…
I love the festive blogfest design. Very nice :)
Linda Kage said…
Happy Blogfest to Alex!! I love the shout out to the wife!
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - Thanks, bro :)

Linda G - Alex is a great guy.

Liza - Alex deserves a lot of yays!

Laura - Since no one has ever seen a Ninja, I figured I couldn't go wrong :)

Dezmond - Happy Wednesday back :)

LR - I like it, too.

Linda K - I agree. Nice touch.
Anonymous said…
Fun tribute :)
J. A. Bennett said…
I compared him to my brother as well :) Great flash fic!
Johanna Garth said…
This was great and I loved the comparison of Alex to a big brother. Very apt.
Anonymous said…
"Who does Alex remind me of?
The big brother I always wanted."

So sweet, Carol. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Julie - Thanks!

J.A. - Cool. And thanks.

Johanna - Seems more than one of us think along those lines.

Linda J - And so true. I was the oldest in a family of girls. So a big brother was always out of the question.
I loved your post on Alex and the message for his wife. She must be so awesome!
Great post about Alex also his wife.
Him and Arlee Bird are so popular in Blogland.

C.M.Brown said…
Nice tribute to Alex, Carol.
Carol Kilgore said…
Nas - I agree. Mrs.Alex must be awesome and patient.

Yvonne - Thanks. Yes, they are popular bloggers.

Carolyn - Thanks :)
L. Diane Wolfe said…
"Sweet!" Always funny to hear a man say that.

Wonderful tribute. Alex has touched so many, every blogger out there should've posted for this blogfest.
LOL All the females (except one) have given Alex quite the hot look like. Good choices, Carol. :D
Carol Kilgore said…
Diane - A male friend of ours says 'sweet' a lot. Alex is special.

Stina - Part of being a female, I suppose :)
Arlee Bird said…
Never too late if you make the deadline. Nice tribute.

A Faraway View
Lynda R Young said…
I love your message to Mrs C. Beautiful!!!
Carol Kilgore said…
Arlee - I'm glad they offered the blogfest for three days because I was already committed to an awesome guest blogger for Monday.

Lynda - It's a message from the heart. Live In Handyman's support is crucial for me, and I know there are times he wishes I was less involved with my story and characters.
Morgan said…
Ohhh... Carol, I loved the tribute to Mrs. AJC. And perfect flash fiction piece! You fit all the words in a smooth, believable way. Thanks so much for participating, Carol. You are such a wonderful presence in this community. :D
Carol Kilgore said…
Thanks, Morgan. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Alex is such a good guy :)
Melissa said…
Ooo. Loved the flash fiction!!! :D
Helena said…
I believe that Mrs. Alex C looks like Kate Beckinsale (no joke). May Ninja Alex rock on forever!
Carol Kilgore said…
Melissa - Thank you :)

Helena - You could be right on the money with that assumption!
LOL. I love your answer to the first question.
Carol Kilgore said…
Thanks, Golden Eagle.
Anonymous said…
I'm still going around reading these. It's great seeing the varied posts and flash pieces for this blogfest.

I almost signed up again for the cover reveal. No, I have it in my calendar already.
Carol Kilgore said…
Medeia - I enjoyed reading the blogfest pieces, too. Thanks for signing up :)