Two amazing things here....
The first is that I'm actually posting not one, not two...but three entries in a one month period. My past record hasn't been all that sterling, I'm afraid.
The second, and more important, is that this post is in celebration of an awesome author....The Ninja Captain, himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh!
I've only been following Alex's blog for a little bit but, in that time, I've come to find him as being one of the most giving, kind, and supportive authors out there. While Alex is, indeed, all these words I've used to describe him, he's also a bit of a mystery.
No one has seen a picture of this man. Heck, that can't even be said for Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster. That's just how mysterious he is.
My job, in this post, is to do the following:
- 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?
A mixture of Hemingway and Santa Claus. He likes to write (drunk?) and is very giving....wearing a red suit.
- In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
I had just stepped out of Cavanaugh's, the fresh air a welcome relief to the stale smell of the bar. It was then that I saw the Night Ninja for the first time. As a member of the International Wrestler's Sentry Group...or IWSG, as we like to call it, I ducked into the alleyway, ready to don my Lucha mask and piledrive the notorious criminal into the asphalt.
As I prepared to leap up, I saw what looked to be a street musician swing his very new looking Cosbolt guitar up and aim it at the rudo*. He gave the strings a hard strum and energy, shaped like cleft and treble notes, shot from the neck of the guitar and blasted the ninja off his swingline and into a smoking pile of unconscious crook, thudding on the street.
I stood there, giving the man a nod and marveling at how one never knew just who had the talent.
"Wow, great suit!" he said, giving me a salute.
"Thanks", I grinned, "hey, anyone ever tell you that you look like that guy from Mythbusters?"
"I get that all the time", he grinned as he disappeared into the night.
*Editor's note: Rudo is the term used to describe 'bad guy' wrestlers in Lucha Libre wrestling.
(Yeah, I know it's over 100 words, but it's my blog....so sue me :P )
So, here's to Alex J. Cavanaugh....man of mystery and all around swell guy.
I wish you much happiness, success, and prosperity and thanks for all that you do.