First Mate of the Month: Peace




How does it feel to be the First Mate of the month?

It's my second time. It feels the same. I'm just like, "yay!"


How long have you been coming to MOI?

Three years. Including this year, four.


What's your favorite thing about MOI?

Everyone's really nice, and they're like family here.


What's your favorite desert?



What's your favorite season?

Summer, because you get to go in the pool and there's no school.


What's your favorite mode of transportation?

Boat, because there's nachos and a bed downstairs.


What's your favorite snack?

I like the tortilla chips at MOI.


If you were an ocean creature, real or created, what would you be? Why?

A dolphin, because they're really, really strong, and sharks are afraid of them even though they're cute.


What's your favorite book?

The Baby-Sitters Club series, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and This Bridge Will Not Be Gray by Dave Eggers.


When you're not diving deep with us at MOI, what do you do?

I am usually at home making homemade nachos or having a water balloon fight or at the pool.


If you were a superhero, what would your power be?

I can hear if someone's talking behind my back. And flying powers.


If your life were a book, what would its title be?

No One Listens, because I tell my dad not to give my little sister candy before dinner and he still does.


What's your favorite writing prompt?

Making up a new holiday, or a list of complaints.


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Peace's poem, Complains, is from the list of complaints prompt she loves, and was featured in our chapbook last spring, Loud As A Crowd.