• 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 : )

There Is Love There Is Wonder: Korean POV - There is Love (Park Min Soo)

Korean P.O.V. – There Is Love (Park Min Soo)

During my first year, while at my first job here in Korea, my first students of the day noticed a second-hand Korean language book on my desk. They looked through it without my permission while I was on my designated five minute break – relieving myself, and cursing at bill collectors in the bathroom.

Beautiful Things, Wonderful People, Hard Drinks: Korean P.O.V. – Male Bonding

Korean P.O.V. – Male Bonding

I wasn’t sure what I was seeing at the time, but after my first few months in South Korea a reality about life here made itself clear: Koreans like to drink. Even more, many like to get drunk. Like any and all observations based solely on one’s own experience, it’s biased, and I accept the fact that I may be totally wrong in this generalization. But I don’t think so.

We Are All Superheros

Superheroes – A Short Piece About The Possibilities Of Life

Sometimes I look at the melanin in my skin in awe. A product of evolution it absorbs the light of our life-giving sun, rejects what might kill me, and turns the rest into vitamin D and heat. It keeps skin cancer at bay. It’ll keep me looking younger, longer. I like to wonder about what else could it do if I knew how to treat my body better? What else could it do if I knew how treat myself better?