Tag: neighborhood

  • Maple Lane

    As I closed my bedroom curtains, I looked out the window at the snowman I had built that afternoon.  The longer I looked, the more it looked like it was smiling.  But it couldn’t really be smiling, right?  I shook my head, closed the curtains and got into bed, but the longer I tried to…

  • The Neighbor

    I always wanted to be just like my neighbor. Until the day I didn’t. I had always looked up to Fred when he was living next door. He was always helping out the neighbors – mowing lawns, making dinners, walking dogs, doing whatever needed to be done to help. The fact he was now sitting…

  • The Cookie Monster

    I always knew my neighbor was a villain. Not a criminal, but a villain. He didn’t break any laws when he yelled at people for walking on the sidewalk in front of his house or driving too slowly down the street, but I think he thought someone was spying on him. All the time. I…

  • Imminent Death

    My sister’s imminent death had me reeling and I knew I needed to dial my emotions back, but couldn’t figure out how.  The thought I would have to live without my sister in my life was the scariest thing to ever happen to me.  I felt like I was constantly in motion starting the moment…

  • Pathetic

    “You’re pathetic.”  I stared at my neighbor and waited for him to turn around and realize I was there, waiting for him on the sidewalk.  I wanted to scream about what a horrendous neighbor he was, how he was running off all the good neighbors because of what a terrible person he was.  He was petty, vindictive, repulsive and all I…

  • Sharp Tongues

    My neighbor was one of the kindest people I knew.  I didn’t know how she did it, but I had never heard a negative word come out of her mouth.  She was the one I always went to for advice and I often turned to her instead of my own mother.  My mother talked trash about Janet’s yard,…