What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

And I See Your Schwartz Is As Big As Mine

A beautiful, fall evening. After dark. Children are fast asleep. The hubby and I head to our bedroom for a pre-bedtime romp. The cool fall air coming in through the open windows sends chills across our undressed bodies. The 'activities' begin. Outside, we hear a man's voice. The neighbor is walking around in our backyard, talking on his cell phone. We ignore and press on. Suddenly, a neon green light fills the bedroom. We pause, lock eyes with perplexed looks on our faces, and finally peek out the window. This 'man', almost 30 years old, is alone in the dark, in our backyard....playing with a Star Wars light saber. It lights up, makes the "zzrrr" noise when you turn it on, the whole nine yards. I, of course, can't control my laughter, but my husband is intent on finishing what we've started. So we make the best of it and continue while talking "Star Wars dirty talk". At least he didn't catch a glimpse of my Wookie.


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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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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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