Nosy Neighbors

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

Monday Finish the Story Challenge. The link is here.

The neighbors were not happy about my choice of yard art. Monday morning I awoke to the sound of someone pounding on my door. I hurried before whoever it was broke their hand.

When I opened the door, I think every neighbor within two miles was standing there.

“Mrs. Cortines, you are in violation of code 62 of the Homeowner’s Association agreement.”

“Why Mr. Hines, not on your daily rendezvous I see. Does Mrs. Hines know about that?” Mr. Hines started to shift his feet and divert his eyes.

“I didn’t think so. It’s so nice to see you, Mr. Fulton. How is your black market sales going from the garage?” Mr. Fulton glared at me and then turned around and walked away.

One by one my neighbors turned to leave. They didn’t linger around to see what else I would say. Strange thing is, they never mentioned my yard art again.


Let me know what you think. I love hearing from y’all. I’ve put the link again below if any of you want to participate.



13 thoughts on “Nosy Neighbors

  1. He has the inside scoop on everyone! Love it! Thank you for participating in the MFtS challenge, and I hope that you return for the next challenge! Be well… ^..^

  2. Great stuff! I can imagine her storing up every little piece of information for just such an eventuality 🙂 I wonder if she actually has anything on the other neighbours, or was she calling their bluff a little bit…?

  3. LMAO!!! I would leave too if he knew a ‘dirty’ secret about me! This is interesting -‘Monday finish the story’- I would check it out! You write good! I like!

  4. Very entertaining. They won’t be bothering her again anytime soon. She certainly took them down a peg or two. Love the violation of code 62…. and the mystery of the yard art – what was it???

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