Green Man Review had this to say about “The Girl Next Door”:
“The Girl Next Door,” written by Vylar Kaftan, is disturbing but well-crafted story about an elderly recluse who becomes obsessed with a beautiful new neighbour and finds himself tempted by abilities he disowned in his youth as his desire for the young woman strains reasonable boundaries. Eventually it all leads up to an unsurprising climax with a very surprising conclusion.
…I can’t tell if she liked it. I think so? Anyway, I like being described as “disturbing but well-crafted,” much like anatomically correct knitting.