How far would you go for a neighbor? In an age where everyone is staring at their phones while rushing from one place to another, it can be easy to forget about the people just next door. Lucy Ashen, a resident of Fulham near London, made sure not to forget one neighbor in particular…one that was in very great need.
Lucy knew one of her neighbors was an elderly woman living on her own with no one to care for her. The neighbor was notoriously reclusive and Lucy was rebuffed several times when she tried to make contact. It seemed hopeless, but Lucy was determined to gain her neighbor’s trust.
Why was the woman so keen on keeping Lucy out? Was she hiding a major secret? What would Lucy find behind closed doors? Finally, one day, the woman let her in.
What Lucy saw shocked her. Every room was in shambles. Nothing had been cleaned for untold years. Lucy cringed as she moved further into the apartment.