What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

The Lonely Boy Next Door

I have lived in my neighborhood for almost nine years and I am only 12 years old. The neighbors next door were really nice with two dogs: Pepper and Daisy both labs and two kids:Hunter and Lily. They moved out soon after we moved in a few years later and then Alex and his family and 2-step brothers moved in. Alex is a nice kid but i feel sorry that he has no one to play around with like me and my two sisters and one brother while his 2-step brothers are now out of high school. Occasionally in the summer Alex would come over and join our baseball, soccer or basketball game. But then my little brother or younger sister would say something and offend him in some way. I always felt bad that he really has no one to play around with or talk to because both of his parents work and now his step brothers occasionally visit. Now whenever I see him at the bus stop I ask him how it's going and how does he like school. Just one person can light up someone's day and that could be you.


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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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