Ben Ditmars

Biography

Ben muses from his home in Marion, Ohio, aspiring to become a teacher and always writing. He was first published in his college publication The Cornfield Review in 2010. If you have a moment, take some time and listen to Ben co-host his poetry podcast, Lyrical Versification, with Amber Norrgard.

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Books

The Old Crone and the Princess
By Ben Ditmars
Price: Free! Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When I was a child, my grandmother read my siblings and me pages from a lost story book. This book had no author, title, or publisher. None of us could find out where it came from. I leave this mystery to you. Please enjoy these fairy tales, and share them with all who will listen.
The Zeppelin Chronicles
By Ben Ditmars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Three friends hijack a magic zeppelin and travel through time to stop the Holocaust.
Night Poems
By Ben Ditmars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Night Poems takes on the seasons at every hour of the dark. There's a subtle energy, bordering malaise and mystery that comes to life. Don't miss the peculiar observations or the striking truths as the clock winds down.
Witherspork
By Ben Ditmars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 4 reviews)
In this short by Ben Ditmars, Jeff Witherspork has spent his whole life being different. The other kids made fun of his strange last name and that was the least of it. They never knew about the doors opening on their own or the paths appearing out of nowhere. He kept it completely secret, until adulthood when a mysterious email arrived, throwing him into an elaborate mystery with others like him.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ben Ditmars

  • 4 a.m. A Collection on Nov. 14, 2012
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    I've written in previous reviews how much I appreciate the passion and honesty with which this author writes. Her collection 4 a.m. is no exception. She is raw in her execution, without fear. You do not have to be a woman to understand her pain; you must only be human.
  • From Where I Stand on Nov. 14, 2012
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    Robert Zimmermann has created a beautiful and moving collection. You can feel from the strength of his words that the poet's whole life has been leading toward it. Zimmermann is above all an honest observer, laying his own struggles bare and appreciating the nature around him. If you want a debut collection that gets stronger with every poem you read, From Where I Stand is for you.
  • Divine Intervention on Nov. 25, 2012
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    I worried after reading the description that the story would be overly religious in nature. I was wrong and very glad for it. Author Dionne Lister presents a stirring social commentary and message on the state of a stratified world. The greed of some and the great need of others is startling. You will understand something deep about the world for reading, no matter what your political persuasion. Easily one of the best short stories I've read this year.
  • The-Adonis on Nov. 30, 2012
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    I won't spoil the details but Author Charity Parkerson brings two former love interests together in an unexpected and exciting situation. Her characters were spot on and their passion felt years in the making. Definitely worth checking out if you want an original erotica that's not like the others.
  • Waxing Poetic: The 2012 Collected Poetry Works of Amber Jerome~Norrgard on Dec. 02, 2012
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    It was refreshing and emotional to read through Amber Norrgard's poetry in one collection. Color of Dawn, In the Gloaming and 11:59 p.m. strike a powerful chord together as they do apart. You will be shaken, touched, torn into and reassembled by her words of pain and perseverance.
  • Winter's Homecoming and Other Poems on Jan. 06, 2013
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    Robert Zimmermann strikes a beautiful and emotional chord with his new collection. I have my favorites: Innocence Lost, From the Earth We..., The Last Caress of Summer, but I found something natural and profound in all of them. Winter's Homecoming welcomes in a season of cold and contemplation where I feel the author's optimism tinged with resignation. Emotions are thought provoking and complex - the hallmark of any great chapbook. Do yourself a favor and get a copy.
  • The Crush on Jan. 15, 2013
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    Author Tracy James Jones writes an emotional and heart felt short story you will love. I think every one can relate to their first crush. I thought of mine and the conflicting thoughts that went along with it. Truly, a story I will read again and again.
  • A Foreigner in London on March 25, 2013
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    I think this story by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa speaks to more than being a foreigner. Most of us feel distant and strange in a new environment. I felt like a foreigner when I first moved to the city, though it was in the same state and culture. Loneliness sets in and we the anchoring of characters like Noah who will be our friend. Friendship is a strong theme throughout the story. The author's perception is an important one. I whole-heartedly believe men and women can be friends and love each other in a way that is not romantic. A Foreigner in London shows this with emotional breadth that is both stunning and beautiful. I only wish it were longer.
  • Grammar Without Tears on July 02, 2013
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    Grammar Without Tears creatively teaches grammar through short skits in a modern context. The author uses Batman, Darth Vader, Queen Victoria, and various other fictional characters in her book. If you have trouble understanding they're, their, and there, reflexive pronouns, may/can, or split infinitives, Grammar Without Tears will make them easy to learn. It's astounding as an educational reference, and I can see classrooms benefiting from its use. The only bad thing I can say about it is occasionally the humor and direction of the plays themselves becomes bogged down with grammar information. I would extend the plays a little, as to not condense their messages.
  • Perspectives on a Dragon on Sep. 02, 2013
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    I really liked the author's different perspectives. They were all unique, and the last quite humorous. I look forward to reading more fantasy from her.