What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

Working Mother

Every weekday morning at 8:00 AM for the past 3 years, the neighbors' kid shrieks in the hallway as the mom leaves for work. She shushes the kid loudly until the elevator arrives. The kid just keeps screaming. Always exactly the same.

Why haven't 783 repetitions of this failed attempt to shut the kid up taught the mother to try something different? I bet they've both forgotten why they do this. It's become their morning ritual. And now it's mine.

Hell is repetition.

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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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