John Tormey

John Tormey was born in Boston, raised in Quincy, and now lives in Taunton, Massachusetts, with his wife, two sons, and a daughter born the day after Christmas 2014. He is currently employed by Keolis Commuter Services on the Massachusetts commuter rail. His short stories have been published in Fiction Circus and Lemon. He received his MFA in creative writing from Boston University in 2011.



The job rolls north through Chelsea. This section of track bisects some scrap yards and the ruins of old factories from fields of gas tanks and piles of crushed stone. We march behind the tamper, inhaling its exhaust, suffering the drone of the engine despite the foam plugs stuffed in our ears. The hydraulic sleepers […]