ByJohn Jodzio

John Jodzio is the author of three short story collections, Get In If You Want To Live, If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home and the forthcoming Knockout (Soft Skull Press, Spring 2016). His work has been featured in a variety of places including This American Life, McSweeney's, and One Story. He lives in Minneapolis.

  1. My ex-neighbor Bill comes over to my place on Thursdays to stare at his ex-wife Janine through my window blinds. There’s a restraining order that says Bill has to stay five hundred feet away from Janine, but he pays me ten bucks an hour because I can get him to thirty feet without anyone knowing shit. Bill always brings his binoculars and a six-pack of beer. Sometimes we order pizza. Bill sits in my recliner…