Fiction

  • ILLUSTRATION BY VICTOR JUHASZ
    FICTION

    Ribs, Muscle, Bone

    - Watching the dissolution of her parents’ relationship, a butcher’s daughter learns lessons about life and love in this short story from author Susan Straight. 
YEAR IN REVIEW

Alta’s Best Fiction 2019

Fiction came to the pages of Alta this summer. Our debut featured Peter Orner’s “Above Santa Cruz,” a story he included in his collection, Maggie Brown & Others. Our Fall 2019 issue featured “The Gnome,” a new story ...

ILLUSTRATION BY VICTOR JUHASZ
FICTION

The Gnome

It started curled up in a little story I overheard: the one about being on drugs out in the woods and finding ...

ILLUSTRATION BY VICTOR JUHASZ
FICTION

Above Santa Cruz

From the author of Maggie Brown & Others, a new short story involving a dilapidated mansion, Lizzie Borden, and a feeling of existential loneliness.