Category: Fiction

Below is a selection of short stories and fiction written by Brian Alexander. Topics include young love, internal struggle, youth culture and the secret and dimly lit scenes of Brooklyn and New York City. There is a time of every day appropriate for writing fiction and that is early in the morning, when we have just awoken from dreams.

“The flames sawed in the wind and the embers paled and deepened and paled and deepened like the bloodbeat of some living thing eviscerate upon the ground before them and they watched the fire which does contain within it something of men themselves inasmuch as they are less without it and are divided from their origins and are exiles. For each fire is all fires, the first fire and the last ever to be.”

–Cormac McCarthy, ‘Blood Meridian’