Andrew McCarthy thought he found his other half. His other half didn’t agree, and since their break-up he’s been laying around his apartment reliving the past. That stops the day his best friend Donald browbeats him into being a groomsman at a wedding.
The day is filled with events, both tragic and funny, which make Andrew think about what it means to have a family, to find love and to lose love. He’s forced to confront what it means to find someone who fits him, like a missing rib.
From The Author
“Missing Rib” could be categorized as a contemporary romance. However, I think it’s more than that. This short story is definitely about love—finding it and losing it. It’s also, however, written with wit and introspection, while dealing with the emotions that come with searching for your other half, especially if you’re not sure if they exist.
“What a great story… I was drawn into the unfolding drama from page 1 and before I knew it, it was over. I would love to have spent another few hours in the company of the very charming Andrew, but that was not to be, unfortunately. I am not sure how the author managed to get me involved with the characters in such a short time, but he did an amazing job of it. I highly recommend this, it is a great read.”
– Rosemary Montgomery, from Fun With Books
“Author Alex Clermont zips through his story without letting the action sag. At the same time, he manages to balance real-world emotions with the demands of fiction… Clermont presents the story with deft and avoids a melodramatic ending.”
– Ekta R. Garg, from The Write Edge Bookshelf
“I really enjoyed this short story by Alex Clermont, so much so that I didn’t want it to end. Considering its length there is a lot of drama and emotion expressed by the characters from sadness, hurt, guilt, lust and even a little humour.”
-Sharon Taylor, Sharon’s Book Nook