What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

is there anyone there?

My neighbours are a silent, middle aged couple. They say hello when we pass, don't have loud parties, go to bed early and sometimes we doubt a little that they actually exist.

Their son lives there too. He is also quiet, says hello when we pass, doesn't have loud parties and seems to go to bed early. He also was in prison for raping his 15 year old cousin and regularly visits a psychiatrist.

Mrs neighbour looks after her 4 nephews and 1 neice. When they are there they are mostly quiet, say hello when we pass, don't have loud parties and seem to go to bed early. One of them got a 12 year old girl pregnant at 14, the eldest is a violent schizophrenic, another stole his dad's car and ran off with his girlfriend. All of them have moderate learning difficulties. But when they are next door...they all are quiet, say hello when we pass, don't have loud parties and seem to go to bed early.

Sometimes we doubt a little that they actually exist.

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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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