What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

Little Spots of Horror

My nieghbor is Pop Can Stan, he is bald; what's underneath is not all there either. Ironically, in what could only reasonably constitute as too much sun on the head, this over-heating of the brain also reflects on his daily routine. His favorite activity is feeding feral cats. These cats have collectively bestowed Sainthood upon him. They follow him constantly, yet stay at least ten yards away from any other human that might meander across their chosen path.

Pop Can Stan seems to also like feeding birds. Pigeons are the intended guests of honor, I mean intended guests of horror. I say this because in the middle of his dying grass there is another barren spot upon which, bird feed is gratuitously spread for waiting pigeons. It is here where all pigeons willingly play, "Gato [cat], Gotcha Roulette!"

Much to the entertainment of Stan himself, feathers flying, stimulatory reactions to this staged display of, "Not So Wild America" have drawn youth throughout they city. Needless to say these aerial acrobatics that are allowed by public officials due to sovreign domain issues, does command early arrival for best viewing. __ Shown daily at noon.


Beneath one bald spot are the ideas and calculated thought process that one can find to be reminicent of a Dr. Mengle research project. Above the other bald spot is where these diabolical thoughts come to fruition.


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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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