John Dermot Woods

Holiday Traffic


We were told to avoid the Fort McHenry Tunnel when driving back into the city after our Memorial Day holiday as more than half of Baltimore metro area residents would pass through that tunnel on that day. We wondered how it would affect Baltimore’s need for schools if one of the massive freighters navigating into the city’s harbor from Kobe, Japan, carrying thousands of sedans to supply Toyota dealerships up and down the eastern seaboard, were to sink right above the tunnel and breach its ceiling on that Monday afternoon.

John Dermot Woods writes stories and draws comics in Brooklyn, NY. He is the author of the novel The Complete Collection of people, places & things. His collaboration with J.A. Tyler, No One Told Me I Would Disappear, is forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press, as well as comics from Awesome Machine Press and Double Cross Press. He edits the arts quarterly Action,Yes and curates the online reading series, Apostrophe Cast. He is a professor of English at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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