What's Your Next-Door Neighbor Story?

Sleeper Cell

It was three a.m. and the station wagon was packed to the gill. The mother, son, two daughters crammed all of their belongings into the U-haul and waved goodbye as the father dropped to his knees and prayed to Allah. Yes, these were my neighbors. Escaping like thieves in the night. No none in the neighborhood really knows what happened to them. Periodically some one sees a small light on in their kitchen and the father, a taxi driver, is spotted on random days pulling into the garage. Are they in foreclosure? Why did they feed rats cheese and think they were cats? Who are these people? Was this a sleeper cell?


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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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