F3, Week 23: “Don’t Be a Nosy Nellie”

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.

Genre: Open

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, February 4, 2016

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About Evan Henry (257 Articles)
Evan Henry is a graduate student in English at the University of Virginia, where he works on the legacy of eugenics and scientific racism in American pop culture. As Head of Publishing for Black Ship Books he seeks to further social analysis of popular culture and develop new and unique voices in both creative and critical writing. His credits include Broken Frontier, the Virginia Literary Review, and numerous small publishers of fantasy and science fiction. His short story collection The Great City will be released this summer.
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