“Ancient Places” by John Uilkema

The William and Ivy Saylor Prize Winner (2018)   I stand underneath a monster of blood and necessity. Moss strewn brick walls caress the edge of this maw. The half-moon arch is wet with the drool seeping from above. The she-beast stands among her brethren parting the land. She has forever given her stolen milk […]

“The Stone” by John Uilkema

The William and Ivy Saylor Prize Winner (2018)   Perhaps you have seen that standing pillar? The obelisk was carved with a thousand scars, fortified against the wind and the rain. Foliage around the ancient grove sucks dry the blood of those who stay, unwary of the danger this eldritch garden holds. Aside the stone, […]