Bisexual Canadian writer, editor, podcaster, and crafter. You can find me @islanderscaper most places on the internet and as part of the podcast Just Roll With It AP (@rollwithitap).
Steam Next Fest Wrapup
If you aren't familiar with it, Steam Next Fest is a weeklong event featuring hundreds of free demos of upcoming video game releases. The most recent Next Fest event took place from October 9th to 16th and while I didn't get to check out as many games this time as I have for previous events, I did still check a few off my list. I'll definitely be checking out a few of them when they release in the future!
The Nighttime Visitor
I can hear the growling and the sounds of something scratching at the doors and windows from the outside, but I don't dare go take a peek. Though I am curious, I don't want to draw the creature's attention. After several nights of this and several days of finding the claw marks on the house's siding and the large footprints in the yard accompanied by a strong sense of something watching me from the woods, I don't need to know what it looks like to know that I don't want to mess with it.
Home for Thanksgiving
No matter how old we get, Or how far we move away, in my heart we will always be those little kids. Playing pretend in our grandparents' basement, endless games of after dinner tag in the backyard, racing to choose the best pumpkins in the patch, breaking up chestnut shells under our shoes and throwing the nuts through the windows of the abandoned house next door. Chatting excitedly about whose name we pulled for the Christmas draw, and drifting off as the adults played cards into the night. I give thanks for these memories, and the way my hearts always back there - even when I can't - and that even if it looks different now, I can always find myself home again.