Winner of the April 2021 Fan Fiction Short Story Contest: J.M. Stephens

Author J.M. Stephens wins the April Fan Fiction writing contest with Batman and Robin: The Chinese Connection, a hilarious, fun-filled romp through the golden-age of television. April 2021—Prose Opiate’s most prolific and frequent contestant, J.M. Stephens, has completed a new e-book and won the April Fan Fiction contest.  Batman and Robin: The Chinese Connection readsContinue reading “Winner of the April 2021 Fan Fiction Short Story Contest: J.M. Stephens”

Winner of the March 2021 Science Fiction Short Story Contest: Clark Endicott

Amateur author Clark Endicott wins the March science fiction writing contest with “Moksha,” an action-packed tale that interrogates reality, identity, and loss. March 2021—We received a few good entries for our science fiction short story contest, but Mr. Endicott’s speculative sci-fi action piece, Moksha, stood well above the rest. He declined the author spotlight interview,Continue reading “Winner of the March 2021 Science Fiction Short Story Contest: Clark Endicott”

Winner of the February 2021 Romance Short Story Contest: J.M. Stephens

This month I corresponded with amateur writer J.M. Stephens, winner of the February 2021 Romance Short Story Contest. Stephens is a mysterious figure who prefers to write erotica but recently branched out into other genres. Most of his work is available on Bookrix.com. Admin: What can you tell us about the process or inspiration behindContinue reading “Winner of the February 2021 Romance Short Story Contest: J.M. Stephens”

Winner of the January 2021 Fantasy Fiction Contest: J.M. Rivers

This month, I corresponded with writer J.M. Rivers, winner of the January 2021 Fantasy Fiction contest. Rivers is a journalist who pursues fiction writing and poetry as a hobby. She prefers to write romance, fantasy, and erotica, which can be found on Bookrix.com. Admin: So, first question: Who is J.M. Rivers? Do you write professionally,Continue reading “Winner of the January 2021 Fantasy Fiction Contest: J.M. Rivers”

Winner of the December 2020 Young Adult Fiction Contest: J.M. Stephens

This month I corresponded with amateur writer J.M. Stephens, winner of the December 2020 YA Fiction contest. Stephens is a mysterious figure who prefers to write erotica but recently branched out into other genres. Most of his work is available on Bookrix.com. Admin: Hey, Mr. Stephens. Thanks for joining me and thank you for submittingContinue reading “Winner of the December 2020 Young Adult Fiction Contest: J.M. Stephens”

Winner of the November 2020 Historical Fiction Contest: J.C. Laird

As the only author to submit a story for the November 2020 Historical Fiction contest, J.C. Laird becomes the first two-time winner on Prose Opiate. Since I already covered his personal and professional history as a writer in a previous post, this month, I stuck to questions only about his winning submission, A Destiny Fullfilled.Continue reading “Winner of the November 2020 Historical Fiction Contest: J.C. Laird”

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 Bookrix.com 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”