Come You Masters on Juxta Press

I first came across Juxta Press when I purchased a copy of ‘Fish Out Of Water’ by Claire-Louise Bennett, and apart from the quality of the writing I really enjoyed the quality of the physical book they produced. While it is a short work, as an object the book shows just how much work and care they put into everything they do.

Browsing their website I noted they were accepting submissions for their Positions collection, short fiction presented online with accompanying artworks.

I was really happy to see them accept, and publish, my own short story ‘Come You Masters’, which you can read here;

 

Come You Masters

 

I hope you enjoy it.

The story is based around the contemplation of Goya’s Disasters of War series of prints, and if one single image sums the story up it may well be this

 

Sad presentiments of what must come to pass (Tristes presentimientos de lo que ha de acontecer)

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