Alta Journal Fiction 2021

Short fiction by Carribean Fragoza, Vanessa Hua, Kailyn McCord, and Blaise Zerega livened the pages of Alta.

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Emerging from the waning panic of the pandemic, Alta Journal’s 2021 fiction featured vastly different settings in which characters from all walks of life dealt with the punches the world throws. Read our best fiction from the past year here:

“LARRY’S BIGGEST MISTAKE,” BY CARRIBEAN FRAGOZA
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Victor Juhasz

Institutional racism and unfortunate circumstances prevent a young man from becoming a cop.

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“THE LAST LADY OF CALIFORNIA,” BY KAILYN MCCORD
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Victor Juhasz

A woman is called back to the land of her home in Kailyn McCord’s short story about freedom and sacrifice.

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“OREO ARROYO,” BY VANESSA HUA
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Victor Juhasz

A high schooler goes to extreme lengths to forge a connection.

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“SLEEP NIGHTS,” BY BLAISE ZEREGA
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Victor Juhasz

From Alta’s managing editor comes a short story of a desperate character longing for help and love.

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