Prompt by Joyce Juzwik
You just moved into the home of your dreams, which is located in a picture-perfect neighborhood. Well-manicured lawns, tidy yards, and a Welcome Committee that stopped by on the day you moved in and provided you with brochures on local businesses, a tuna casserole for dinner and a cherry pie for dessert. You knew you made the right decision to join this community, and can’t wait to meet all your new neighbors.
Unfortunately, there’s a catch. Your next door neighbor watches you with binoculars through their curtains. He/she ‘accidentally’ runs into you at the grocery and the dry cleaner. You are interrogated about the contents of the box the mailman left on your doorstep. This individual is on you 24/7 like a bad penny in your pocket.
What’s going on? Is your neighbor keeping eyes on you because he/she has something to hide, or are you ticked off because it is you with the skeleton in your brand new closet? Hmmm…
Prompt: Well? Which is it? We want to hear your side of the story. Tell us about your nosy neighbor.
Word Count: 1,500 or less
Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016
Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.