What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

Where do you go?

Where do you go when your house is destroyed by a devastating tornado? Next door to me. The ending to their story is nothing like Dorthy's, there is no yellow brick road to follow or red shoes to click. Just the run down, paved road leading to the empty shell the owner calls their house. Their furniture is borrowed from good friends and family and they're rarely home at all. I guess they're away, making plans for their new house being built. It won't be ready until winter of 2009. They have a year left in the borrowed, stand-in house they have now.

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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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