• 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 : )

Open Your Eyes And See The Sun: Sunshine – A Short Prose Poem About Light and Wisdom

Sunshine – A Short Prose Poem About Light and Wisdom

You wake up, but you’re still asleep.

Your dreams remain with you. Winning lottery tickets fly around in your head, alongside fantasies of childhood parental approval. Instead of saying “no” that time, you see the possibilities of a “yes.” You think of your ex-whoever and relive the moment when you realized it wouldn’t last. You feel the tear on your left check that you didn’t wipe away.

Alex Clermont writes dead labor short fiction

Dead Labor – A Short Experimental Piece About Going Crazy At Work

I leaned against a display of computer towers and computer printed price tags, while on my fifth day in a row at that place that I didn’t want to be in. A bank was holding me hostage. If I left they would kill me; they would starve me; they would let disease consume me; they would have me freeze under a bridge; they would turn me into food for vultures with bad habits.

Alex Past is dead. I am here now and that's how it should be

Protected: Happy 2012 everybody (my blog’s 2011 stats in review)

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