Cheersfest 2013 – Arlee Bird

Cheerfest Button 2013

“Ladies and gentlemen, the 2013 recipient of CheersFest is none other than Arlee “Lee” Bird.” Hosted again by Mark KoopmansMorgan ShamyDavid Powers KingStephen Tremp and The Ninja Captain himself.

I virtually meet Lee during the first bloghop I ever participated in, 2012 A-Z Challenge, I did my first guest post on his blog and he is one of the first to leave a comment on most of my blog post.    I jump at the chance to celebrate Arlee.

Why did Lee come up with the A-Z Challenge?

Lee has an unusual fear of the alphabet, it started in childhood and he doesn’t like to talk about it, but he has been in intense aversion therapy ever since. The A-Z challenge is part of his therapy.

If someone dreams about being a juggler, what does it mean?

It’s means someone like to have all his balls in the air at the same time. That doesn’t sound right.

Is a post by Mr. Bird worth two in the bush?

More in my opinion, a bush, two stones and bushel of leaves.

Who could play Lee in a documentary? (Living or dead.)

Brian Dennehy could totally play Mr. Bird.

“From A to Z, I am Arlee Bird, but you can call me Lee.”

In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
·         Bird
·         Juggler
·         Challenge
·         Brown Jacket
·         Tossing

Tossing, like this,” Lee said and demonstrated to his pet. He had a challenge ahead of him, but he told everyone he was a juggler, and a bird juggler at that.
Arlee knew he couldn’t juggle birds, but if he could train them to fly in a circular pattern while he pretended to juggle, his plan would work.
The day of the demonstrated, he tossed the birds up and they flew in a circle, over his head.
Then, they defecated on his brown jacket and flew away.  That was the day Lee realized, you couldn’t keep a bird from flying away. 

For Bonus Points:
·         In +/- 40 words, can you come up with a caption for Lee’s Facebook picture?

11.18 Lee Bird“See, I’m juggling so fast, it looks like the pins are standing still.”

Take your turn with the challenge and check out the other Arlee Cheerfest 2.0 posts.

Related post:  Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest

Sydney Aaliyah is a Guest

I hijacked Arlee Bird’s blog; Tossing it Out 
Looking for Direction – Writing Careers
I figured that giving the opportunity to reach an audience considerable larger then my own, I would seek some advice on writing careers.  I have been researching careers in writing for some time now. And, all I need is something to tide me over until I become a famous author.  The choices are a little confusing or maybe I am lazy, but I can’t seem to find a job that quite suits me. You be the judge?
Please check it out and let me know what you think.