Standing on top of the winter snow is the inuksuk: the immortal cairn of stone, with a shape of man.
A solid testament of endurance, it stands against the frozen landscape.
Day and night it watches over the landscape, marking the place of rest
and place of food of those whom dwell in this land.
They serve as a place for veneration and as the guides to explore the fields of frost.
Little is known about them or where they have come to be.
From there I saw my village at the bottom of the hill.
After leaving veneration at the cairn, I take the meal for the family with me
as nightfall approaches and the aurora appears above.
The inuksuk remains in the wilderness to watch over the peaceful village
among the winter snow.
Benjamin William Dine is a graduate of Kent State University. He originally started writing during high school and his classmates and teachers enjoyed hearing his work. He stopped writing fiction and poems for a brief time in college, then took it back up again. Since then he has become passionate about the literary work he creates and hopes to get his career in writing literary works off the ground. His fictions and poems were influenced by anime/manga, poetry, nonfiction, and stuff related to theology and philosophy. He has a lot of experience playing tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, which has also influenced his work. He is capable of writing in any genre, but his preferred genre is fantasy. Benjamin has written several works, some of which are posted up online under his pen name, B. J. Williams.