Winner of the October 2020 Horror Contest: J.C. Laird

This month I corresponded with J.C. Laird, Author of Dead, But Not Gone and winner of the October 2020 Horror Story contest. Laird is a published author, retiree, and former policeman living in Florida. He has written numerous short stories available on and Amazon. When he’s not writing, he stays busy with landscaping, chess,Continue reading “Winner of the October 2020 Horror Contest: J.C. Laird”

Horror – Today

Prose Opiate’s first themed contest is all about horror, and it can be an intimidating genre, especially for those who don’t usually dabble in expressing the dark side of the human psyche. We usually begin by asking ourselves ‘What’s scary?” But that’s the wrong question. We should be asking ourselves, “What is horrifying?” I wasContinue reading “Horror – Today”