Falling in love with the boy next door has been done a million times- but that doesn’t mean we need to throw out the cliche altogether. Give this over used plot line a twist to liven it up a bit.

Instead of an angsty teen pining for the girl next door, who of course has a jock boyfriend that he could never hope to steal her from, how about two adults on their own in their first apartment. Instead of climbing trees to each others windows, they venture out on hot days to sit on the balcony and read, just happening to glance over to see that they are not alone.

Imagine how on sweltering nights, they find that they are not the only one watching the stars, hoping for a breeze to cool them down. What would their first conversation be like?

It’s time the boy and girl next door grew up. How might you give this classic a modern and more mature spin?


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