John Adams, writer

Writing mundane things in extraordinary worlds…

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Write. Read. Repeat.

John Adams (he/him/his) is a writer, improviser, and producer from Kansas City. He primarily writes short stories and plays in a genre he’s coined “inclusive absurdist speculative melodrama” – which means “monsters, aliens, and ridiculously huge emotions.”

His fiction has been selected for publication by Dream of Shadows (coming 2020), Paper Butterfly Flash Fiction (coming 2020), Siren’s Call,, The Drabble, Potato Soup Journal, and Dime Show Review and shortlisted by The Molotov Cocktail’s 2019 Flash Monster Contest. His plays have been produced by Alphabet Soup: Stories from Queer Voices (Whim Productions, 2018) and the 6×10 Play Festival (The Barn Players, 2016) and selected for readings for the Midwest Dramatists Conference (Midwest Dramatists Center, 2017, 2018, 2019).

He performs at comicons and comedy festivals across the United States with That’s No Movie, a multi-genre improv team.

He lives in Overland Park, Kansas, where he produces comedy shows and frets about writing.

Read a recap of John’s 2019 writing year.