• I Did a Reading : ) – “Letter to a Stranger”

    I read recently at a short prose poem at Tsion Cafe in Harlem. People seemed to really like what I read—even got a firm handshake from another writer, and that’s always nice.

  • Alex Clermont Writes banner for the book you me and the rest of us

    You, Me and the Rest of Us: #NewYorkStories

    Slated for March 31 2016, I’m releasing a collection of short stories titled, You, Me and the Rest of Us: #NewYorkStories. As the hashtag subtitle suggests, these are stories centered in or written about, New York City.

  • Alex Clermont Writes Missing Rib

    “Missing Rib”

    Andrew McCarthy thought he found his other half. His other half didn’t agree, and since their break up he’s been moping around his apartment reliving the past. That stops the day his best friend Donald brow-beats 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 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.

  • Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely by Alex Clermont

    “Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely”

    My first book Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely is available through the link below. Down there you’ll also see a list of nice words from good people about it. Enjoy the book, and spread the word : )

  • Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely by Alex Clermont

    “Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely”

    This spring I’ll be publishing my first book Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely: Stories About Love, life, Death, and Discovery From an American in South Korea. It’s an ebook collection of some my short narratives about my life in South Korea, many (but not all) of which are on this blog. They’ve been fine tooth combed for errors, scenes have been added and a few extra stories have been added as well.

“HI! I’M ALEX AND I WRITE STORIES ABOUT FAKE PEOPLE WITH REAL PROBLEMS”

Fiction Writer Alex Clermont

Thank you so much visiting this site and, hopefully, picking up a book or two. My latest book is titled, You, Me And The Rest Of Us: #NewYorkStories.

The hashtag subtitle says it all. To find out more, and get yourself a copy, visit the book's website at YouMeAndTheRestOfUs.com. It’ll be fun, I promise : )

Between The Gutter And The Stars

Korean P.O.V. – My Home Until I’m Home

My summer vacation was fun enough. I went to a beach; I drank apple martinis; I spent time writing; I slept late; I got really physical with a Korean woman in a damn sauna of a place called Club Maktum down in Busan on a night where I was a good wing man to a sexually frustrated friend, but slept alone. It was fun enough, but it wasn’t what I planned.

Fallen

Korean P.O.V. – Venus

A few weeks after arriving in Korea I met someone. We fucked the first night we met, and it was pretty good.

Neither of us were looking for anything serious. What it boiled down to was that everyone has needs, and it’s hard to get those needs met in a foreign country where men strive to look like boy-band members and women want to get married before they’re twenty-four.

Squid as a Metaphor

Korean P.O.V. – Smiles and dating in Korea (vol. 2)

It was a totally new building with glass walls and a wonderful view of the woodsy campus behind the main school building. I sat inside this new cafeteria with six other teachers who, because of the new lunch schedule that accompanied the new building, weren’t used to eating with me – the foreigner. I ate kimchi and occasionally sniffed the queer smelling chemical scents given off by the building materials.