What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

Submissions Tagged 'neighbors'

The house two doors down sat empty for nearly a year when the owner finally moved in. Immediately, I sensed something wasn't right and went to great lengths to avoid him. For the most part, he kept to himself until he came home with a small, white dog, which would periodically run away. One afternoon, he came by, looking for the dog and by the end of our less-than-two minute conversation, my skin was crawling. Yet, I still couldn't put my finger on what the problem was.
Nearly two months later, another neighbor informed Read more

I was 20 when I moved into the duplex next to Alan. He was a part of my brother's group of friends. I thought he was kind of creepy, but harmless. He was 36 and I'm attracted to much older men, so in the back of my mind I knew something would happen between us. Apparently our friends knew something would happen too. They had a bet going on when he would seduce me, since he had a penchant for dating younger women. We were neighbors for two months before our tryst began. It was about a week after my Read more

Anne and Bill have been married for many years. She's eighty-eight and he's eighty-nine. They've raised their families and fed half the neighborhood. Maybe you've seen them dancing on Friday night at the lodge or taking part in area garage sales. None of us could keep up with them, they're blessed with great stamina.

Unfortunately, a few years ago Bill started having mild strokes. One of those times he drove himself to the doctor. Friends, neighbors and family sent their respects. Anne took care of him until he bounced back.

I came into their house one day Read more

Have a Next-Door Neighbor Story?

As part of our new webcomic, Next-Door Neighbor, we thought it appropriate to have a little contest. Tell us your best true next-door neighbor story, and the winning tale will be matched with an artist and transformed into a webcomic and included as the final installment of Next-Door Neighbor.

About Next-Door Neighbor

No matter how close or how far, we all live next to someone, and we all have a Next-Door Neighbor story. With that in mind, editor Dean Haspiel asked some of his favorite storytellers and cartoonists to create their favorite NDN stories so we could share them with you.

The Fine Print & Contest Rules

By submitting an entry, you are granting SMITH the right to reprint or republish that entry online or in print, as well as make any necessary edits. See SMITH's terms of service for complete details.

This contest ends September 1, 2008. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and must be accepted as awarded. Winners are decided at the discretion of SMITH judges and all decisions are final. SMITH reserves the right to change the contest rules. Enter as often as you want. SMITH reserves the right to reprint or republish all entries.

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