What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

Peace Out

The guy next door cracks me up. He wears this bandana thing around his forehead like he’s trying to be Kung Fu. He is slowly but surely building his wife a deck on the east side of his home. I assume the bandana is for sweat and not for looks. His blondish, unkempt hair peers over the edges of his bandana. Sometimes I think he’s about to give me the “peace” symbol. He never looks up or anything, he just walks towards the skeleton of a deck with that thing on his head. I never actually see him do any work though. Usually he stops dead in his tracks, as if he is saying a prayer to the Gods or whoever. The worst thing about it all is that he is so ugly. I keep wondering why his wife stays with him. Don’t feel sorry for her though because she gets second place ribbon.


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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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