Written by Ally
Living on a small island, I am pretty well known as I have lived here my entire life. My parents and I are part of the Fernandina Pirates Club, so people recognize us everywhere. I can’t leave my house without running into two or three people that just have to come and talk to me. I love living here, though. It’s quiet and peaceful…most of the time!

When the pirates invade it’s not a small thing. Everyone comes out of their houses saying “the Pirates are coming!” We’re in parades and we are even asked to show up at weddings and birthday parties, too. People see us and ask us for beads. We are everywhere!

Everyone knows everyone; seriously, we are on a first name basis. This town is just like high school, everyone knows everything about you, and there are no secrets. I have met people that I had never seen in my life, but they know who I am, it’s kind of weird sometimes, but most of the time it is pretty cool.

Whenever we go out on a boat to go fishing, we always cruise past Pippi Longstocking’s house. How could a kid not love this place? I met a lot of my friends before I was even old enough to go to school. My parents knew the parents of someone my age and we all still get along well. My parents know everyone, too.

There are some downsides too, if a hurricane or tsunami comes, my house is going to be under water, we live that close to the beach. I walk to the beach with friends all the time, but sometimes it’s just too hot to even leave my house, that is how it is for most of the summer. A lot of people have their own opinions, but I have mine, too. I like living here, it’s amazing! If you don’t like it, that’s your opinion!

So, is life in a Smallville type of town for you? Hmm…you’ll have to check it out for yourself!

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