What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

I thought something was odd...

I live in a townhouse in a quiet little neighborhood, well, now that the methlab is busted. People smile as you pass and children ride their bikes on the sidewalks until the sunsets. Things are normal around these parts.
We all know how tough married life can be on young newlyweds, so no one thought much that the neighbors were occasionally seen yelling, but many were surprised to know that the wife was moving out. "Just a little break," the husband assured everyone, but as time passed, the wife picked up more and more of her belongings which never made their way back into the house.
One weekend in September, the wife came back into the quiet culdesack, furious that her husband hadn't called her back in four days with a reply to whether or not she could stop by to pick up a couple more things. After just a couple moments in the house, shrill shrieking came from the upstairs window and continued as she ran out of the house, completely hysterical.
Apparently, the man had a heart attack shortly after the last time the couple spoken and had been dead in his room for four days.


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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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