Saturday, February 4, 2017

My second book, a collection of short horror stories entitled Night Terrors, is coming out on October 20, 2017. Here is the cover.


Saturday, August 29, 2015


I don't believe that I've spoken about it on this blog, but my ebook only short story, TOYS IN THE ATTIC, was released back in July through True Terror Publications. The short story tells the tale of a struggling writer who is coping with the death of his son and the suicide of his wife when he begins to hear a strange noise coming from the attic. The ebook also contains a never before published bonus story (as most of my stuff does) called "I Don't Dance". The story is very different than anything I've ever written as it move away slightly from the macabre and tells a more sweet and heartwarming story. I really like these two stories and believe that you all will too.

-Cody Williams

Cody Williams is the author of over 200 short stories and a few poems. During the summer of 2013, after graduating high school, Cody founded TRUE TERROR PUBLICATIONS to be his own personal management and publisher for his short stories. Cody's short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies. He is currently enrolled in the music education program at Carson-Newman University and is also pursuing a minor in English. He lives in Tennessee.
You can follow Cody Williams on the following social media outlets and through his official website where he often talks about writing.

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You can buy Cody's first collection of short stories, On A Midnight Stroll (Show-Me Doctrine Publishing, 2015) through Amazon:

You can also buy Toys in the Attic (True Terror Publications, 2015) now!

Monday, June 8, 2015

An Introduction

An Introduction
By Cody Williams

            It’s been a while since I’ve written anything on this blog and I don’t believe that I’ve ever introduced myself properly…so I’m going to do that now. My name is Cody Williams. I grew up in East Tennessee and am currently enrolled at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. In the summer of 2013, I started to write short stories and had several published in literary anthologies and magazines. I am the author of over 200 short stories and a collection titled On A Midnight Stroll, which released in May of 2015.
On A Midnight Stroll collects 20 short stories that I’ve written in years past as well as a couple of poems. The stories range from creepy, to twisted, to romantic, to inspirational, to balls-to-the-wall horror.

My next book, a stand-alone novella about a demonic elf that goes by the name of Kris Kringle (or Santa Clause) is due out this December through my publisher Show-Me Doctrine Publishing.

You can follow me on various social media sites or through my website where I frequently talk about writing.

Thanks for reading. I’ll update the blog as much as I can.

-Cody Williams

Sunday, August 10, 2014

An Open Letter To NASCAR Fans

Dear NASCAR fans:
I’m going to be frank about the tragic situation that happened in New York last night near Walkins Glenn, NY. I’m going to say the truth because many people seem to be afraid to.
Many people are blaming Tony Stewart for the events that during a midget car race in New York last night were a driver got out of his car and then was struck by a car operated by Tony Stewart. I don’t understand this. I saw the “graphic” and “macabre” footage of the incident and the ONLY thing I could see them pin on Stewart is that it seemed he was driving too fast to be under caution. However, the angle of the incident would not allow the viewer to see when the caution was thrown. So that lets him off the hook.
On the other hand, lets talk Kevin Ward. Kevin Ward got out of his car and trotted down into traffic to display his displeasures (even though he had NOTHING to be angry about) when he was hit by Stewart’s car. Now, I’m not making light of the situation, but if came down between man vs. car, my money is on the car to win that battle. He never should have got out of the car. And sure as hell shouldn’t have wondered into traffic. And for those of you who say Stewart has done the same, try to under stand this. Tony Stewart races NASCAR! That’s on asphalt! The cars have traction and if someone did run over somebody, they were trying to. In dirt racing, the cars slide and have almost no traction. By the time Stewart got to him, it was too late.
In closing, after seeing the footage, it has come clear to me that Stewart was NOT responsible for the incident that happened during that race. It seems to me that it was completely Ward’s fault. It was a dumb ass move on his part. I warned all of you that I would be frank. That’s just how it is. My thoughts are with the family of Kevin Ward, however, I have more sympathy for Tony Stewart at the moment (whom of witch was so shoo ken up by the situation that he opted not to race today). He’s going to have to go back racing. That’s the only thing he can do. He can either let it haunt him, or he can dust it off and go back racing. But either way he will remind himself that he is PARTIALLY (not fully) responsible for the accident. That’s just how it is. And I don’t mean to just down play the situation at all. Tony is currently in a shitty situation. But hey, shit happens.
R.I.P. Kevin Ward Jr.
Thoughts are with his entire family AND Tony Stewart.
-Cody Williams

Monday, August 4, 2014

An Open Letter To Buffalo Bills Fans

An Open Letter To Buffalo Bills Fans
By Cody Williams

Dear Bills fans:

Yesterday prospective owner of the Buffalo Bills, rock star Jon Bon Jovi, issued an open letter to the Buffalo Bills fans who were worried about what the potential buy would mean for the future of the team. So, I’m going to do the same.

On major issue that the fans have with JBJ being the potential owner is that he is a rock star. I can hear it now, “What does this rock star know about running a football team?” It amazes me how much fans are concerned about this. Jon Bon Jovi has been very out spoken about his passion for the sport of football. This passion led him to found the Arena Football League team, Philadelphia Soul in 2004. In it’s initial four year run, the team missed the playoffs only once (2004) and later went on to not only play in the Arena Bowl (AFL’s championship game) but win it in just it’s first four years. The following their win the AFL would go on to cancel the 2009 season with hopes to return in 2010.

Soul returned to the league in 2011. They missed the playoffs that year, fired their coach, and then started fresh again. In 2012 and 2013 they went on to play in the Arena Bowl back to back. In 2014 they made the wild card round of the playoffs. As you can see, JBJ knows how to run a football team.

Another major problem with his potential ownership bid is the fact that the two other partners in his group are Canadian. This has caused speculation that Jon has plans to eventually move to team to Toronto. Now I’m going to explain why this can’t happen…at least not right away. The Bills are in agreement to play at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo until 2020. Unless JBJ wants to pay an extra 400,000 dollars to get out of it, the Bills are pretty much set in western New York.

Is the over all master plan to move the Bills? I don’t know. The only people who know that Jon Bon Jovi and his group of investors. But let’s talk hypothetical for a moment. What would happen if he did eventually move the Bills? He would just be moving them a county over. What’s the big deal? That’s 20 minutes away. Jerry Jones did the same thing to Dallas a number of years back and nobody said a word.

Finally Buffalo fans, you need to just get over yourselves and look at the BIG PICTURE. If Bon Jovi buys the team he will do what’s right for that team. If it’s right for the team to stay in Buffalo it will. So get over it. Your protests have gone too far and you have jumped to conclusions. I’m a huge fan of Bon Jovi so I have been researching this topic heavily. Do a little research Buffalo! Don’t you want what’s best for your team?


Cody Williams

P.S. For all of you Bills fans who created the “Bon Jovi Free Zone”, I wish I lived in Buffalo! If I did, I would be walking down the mean streets of this so called “Bon Jovi Free Zone” with a boom box on my shoulder blasting “Livin’ On A Prayer”. Just saying. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Humans: Born Good or Evil?

Humans: Born Good or Evil?
Are we as humans inherently evil? The question could be answered in countless ways. The question is a matter of opinion and somewhat personal and religious beliefs. Each side has its own valid points thus making the debate quite questionable. Overall what it comes down to is the parents and/or guardians teachings. The parents are the ones who teach their children in one direction or the other.

Can a child be born evil or do they have to be taught to be evil? Once again it depends on ones beliefs. On one hand children can be born evil. Take infants for example. An infant is quite selfish in numerous ways. New born infants don’t care how tired their parents are. If they are hungry they will cry until tended to. It is the same as when their diaper is in need of changing and so on. Younger children can also be evil. For example, when two children are playing on the playground and child A picks up and begins to play with child B’s favorite toy, child B will most likely snatch the toy out of the first child’s hand. This act of selfishness is what many people consider to be an act of evil. Then people often argue “They are only children! They don’t know any better!” If someone actually believed this statement then the answer is yes humans are inherently evil. If anyone believes a child has to be taught to behave then they are born evil.

On the other hand many people believe that children are inherently born good. Many adults tend to think of infants being adorable and are too stubborn to think otherwise. They tend not to remember the selfishness acts of their children and prefer to forget them. However, there are many children who very rarely commit a selfishness act. For example, in Kindergarten, child A sees a child sitting in the corner of the class room by him or herself. Child A feels sorry for the child B and walks over and shares a juice box with the lonely child. In many occasions the two children grow up and are best friends for life. That is, in many people’s opinions, the furthest thing from a selfish act. Most people would consider it quite generous and/or sweet. In this case the question of “Can humans be born inherently good?” the answer is yes.

Finally, the most likely argument to be true would be that children are born natural. Children of lousy parents tend to be more cold-hearted then ones who grew up with exceptional parents. For example, most serial killers have grown experienced a crappy childhoods and a horrible home life. In most cases serial killers are the result of poor parenting. For another example, people who are in charge of charities, such as The JBJ Soul Foundation founded by Jon Bon Jovi, are commitments of selflessness. Most people like that where raised in a stable environment and had a pleasant childhood. This would be the result of excellent parenting.

In conclusion, “Are we as humans inherently evil?” There is no right or wrong answer to the question. It is simply a matter of personal and religious beliefs and morals. Both sides, good and evil, have valid points to them. However, it basically comes down to the effectiveness of the parenting of the parents. Children are not born good nor are they born evil. Children are born natural and it is the parent’s responsibility to steer the children one way or the other.

Copyright 2013 by Cody Williams
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