Neighbor by Jeffrey Lynn Stoddard
Approx. 84,760 words.
Published on April 5, 2010.
James Ferguson has moved into a new house, he has just met Kyle, a prospective lover, and all is looking great. Threatening James' happiness, though, is Deputy Neuberg who suspects James of having a hand in the disappearances of James' three neighbors. Making matters worse is the neighboring house, itself, which appears to be haunted by something within that seems to be luring James inside.