In a year unlike any other, we published short stories by Charlie Jane Anders, Steph Cha, Philip K. Dick, Anita Felicelli, Dagoberto Gilb, Jonathan Lethem, and Susan Straight.
Alta’s 2020 fiction invites us to lose ourselves in explosive passion, unexpected perspectives, and even time travel. Each engrossing story tackles its territory in new ways, from a young man confused by forbidden love to a pregnant woman terrified of the violence outside—and inside. Read Alta’s best fiction of 2020.
Time Invents Us
Anita Felicelli delivers her intense and engrossing tale of an artist in search of understanding and the mysterious man who seems to offer it.
Watching the dissolution of her parents’ relationship, a butcher’s daughter learns lessons about life and love. Susan Straight's deeply personal short story is told from the perspective of an eight-year-old girl.
Beth SpotswoodBeth Spotswood is Alta's digital editor, events manager, and a contributing writer.
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