What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

Neighborhood Watch

No fence, backyard tanning, no clothes! It was a beautiful Summer day, I don't blame her for wanting to relax in the sun. However, down-playing modesty had never crossed her mind. She was a voyeur, and in-turn loved when people noticed her. I assumed she had opted for no curtains in her home for one reason: loved the sunlight! I had not paid much attention to her at first, until one of my co-workers had mentioned that fact to me. He was also a neighbor, and just so happened to live across the street. I came home from a long day at work, and noticed her standing out on the front porch. She waved to me as I entered my home. There was still plenty of daylight hours left in the day, and she must have thought to herself, "Why not get a tan?" I went inside to change out of my work clothes, and relax my tired feet. Not more than 10 minutes had passed, and I heard the clicking sound of a folding beach chair. It practically came from right outside my back door, almost as if she intentionally meant for me to hear it. So as any curious guy would do, I got up from my recliner, and decided to take a look. I barely caught a glimpse of her as she disappeared around the corner of her house. She was wearing a skimpy, pale-yellow two-piece bikini, barely enough material to cover up the "goods". I headed back to my chair to continue my R&R, and as soon as I plopped back down my cell phone rang. It was my co-worker. He had just arrived at home as well, and was calling me to tell me what he had just witnessed. I immediately lept from my chair and decided to take a look at what he was talking about. I pulled back my curtain, and to my amazement, saw my neighbor stark naked lounging in her beach chair! I was completely speechless, as she nonchalantly sunbathed in the nude! Not wanting to be the "peeping-tom", I closed my curtain and called my co-worker back. He answered almost immediately with joyful expression asked me, "How is the weather?" I answered back, "Sunny with a chance of naked neighbor!" I would have to say her voyeuristic actions put a spin on our "Neighborhood Watch" program from that day on!


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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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