What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?


The people next door started off okay when they first moved in. No noise, not a sound from them. They had a few kids, a few animals. Two Rihno like looking dogs and a bunch of cats that loved using our backyard as a hang out/litter box. The wife or girlfriend was even kinda fine. Although all I ever saw was the back of her, but still, it was all good from the back of her. I'm a butt and legs man myself. But anyway, they seemed like nice people.

But then this following year happen and all that changed. Loud party music till all ends of the night and up till morning. INTENSE fights you could hear through the walls. Apparently someone was on Myspace talking to folks they shouldn't be. I remember one time he got slapped and did NOT like it. Wish I could have saw that. Just out and out madness! and remember they had kids. The left side of my face is still sore from pressing up on the wall all those times trying to listen in. As much as I hated them they were entertaining as hell.

When all this never seemed like it was ever gonna stop. I started to dread the weekends because this is when it was at its worse. . .It did. Their gone now all of sudden. The only sign they ever lived there is their "Beware of dog" sign hanging lonely on the front door. Not a peep, not a sound, not a moving truck- nothing. You would think with all that bulid up there would be a bigger climax. At least the cops! but NOTHING.

It's like they were an illusion. So I ask. . . What happen to them?


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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.

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