• 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 : )

The Genesis - In The Beginning

The Genesis

My writing career began with a smile and a lot of tears when Mr. Yeni collected a journal assignment meant to improve the class’ writing. We were to write about the exciting events taking place in our nine-year old lives for that week – a minimum of four pages worth of kiddie insights. My journal […]

The World is Full of Dangerous Places: Dark Places - A short story about a bad neighborhood

Dark Places – A short story about a bad neighborhood

It was robbing season where I worked. Although I didn’t know why, it seemed to me an observable fact that the warmth of summer somehow thawed the laziness in low-level criminals. Cops patrolled more often, ramdom beatings became more frequent, and stick-up men looked for anything that shined with a focus that would be inspiring if it was directed at a book.

For Angels Life Is Full Of Choices: Angels - A Short Story about making choices

Angels – A Short Story About Choices

The newborn looked like a mutant raisin. That was all Kathy could think about as she stared her niece in the face. The pale thing lay on her sister-in-law’s chest and looked back at Kathy with black dots that couldn’t see more than a foot away. She was wrinkled, with facial features that Kathy couldn’t describe other than to say that they were there. Her nose was there; her ears were there; her mouth was there. They were all there, but they were as shapeless as a dream. The only thing Kathy could say for certain was that the wrinkles in the baby’s skin made her look like a raisin that had been exposed to some transfiguring chemical out of a comic book.