Ben Langhinrichs


Ben Langhinrichs is a software designer living in Shaker Heights, Ohio with his lovely wife and two cats. All three of their children have left the nest. He has had stories published or accepted in many magazines and anthologies, most recently several published by Pill Hill Press and the Library of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

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Rich Text 101
Price: Free! Words: 16,590. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Computers & technology
Rich Text 101 was a series of articles about Notes rich text that were originally posted on the Genii Software blog over a period of a few years starting in 2003, although most of the information is still accurate and useful today. Some updates have been made to reflect changes in later versions of IBM Lotus Notes, now IBM Notes 9 Social Edition.
Without Remorse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Horror » General
No matter how many times Stephen asks for Gabriella's hand in marriage, she always refuses, until she learns of a terrible curse on her family. To save her father's life and soul, she agrees to marry Stephen, but when Stephen's jealous nature drives her to run away, the deadly curse is triggered by the light of the full moon.
An Island Never Cries
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » General
On a college research trip to South America, Kate is bitten by a mysterious animal in the night. She recovers, but soon discovers strange sexual urges driving her forward, and a string of dead bodies trailing behind her. Will Kate learn to control her dangerous appetites, or will she succumb to the forces of darkness?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When an asteroid is discovered on a collision course with Earth, an asteroid estimated to be six times the size of the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, humanity deals with imminent extinction in many different ways. This is the tale of one man's challenge to face the end on his own terms.
Loneliest Number
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The mysterious Dr. Kostanza appears kind and caring, but his interest in one of his patients leads him to resent the others. Gradually, one by one, he makes plans to eliminate them, but will he succeed before they catch on to his deadly game?
Double Cross
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
"It was easy to picture Nick’s usual sort, either too young with big sprayed hair, cheap cherry-red lips and surprised shock at a husband’s betrayal, or women a few years grayer, thicker and no longer surprised." When a mysterious leggy blonde shows up, Nick finds himself involved in a case that might just pay the rent for a while... if he survives to collect.
Savage Fire
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Sixteen short stories of horror and humor, thrills and chills, bizarro and noir, action and agony. Feel the flames licking at your heart as you venture into the Savage Fire.

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  • Nate Rocks the World on July 06, 2011

    Nate Rockledge is ten years old, and he has many of the difficulties boys of his age face. His mother is a truly terrible cook. His father reminisces endlessly about past glories. His thirteen year old sister taunts him mercilessly. But Nate has a secret. Like a fourth grade Walter Mitty, Nate dreams of heroic adventures where he saves the day, and often the life of the cute Madeline who lives across the street, although Nate! Unfortunately, after saving the day, he is left with little but the comics he draws and the wish that he could do something real. Little does he know how close the chance for real heroics is. I love the way the author seamlessly blends Nate's real life and his fantasies of heroism and excitement. Middle grade readers, especially on the younger end, will easily relate to the loose boundaries between real life and fantasy, and will also instantly relate to the real trials and tribulations Nate faces with his family and friends. I can easily recommend this book for both boys and girls in third through fifth grade. I'm glad to have had a chance to read it. *A review copy was provided by the author upon my request*
  • Silver Linings on Sep. 30, 2012

    I've known people who have gone through the ordeal of Breast Cancer (and my own father died of bladder cancer in July), and I cannot believe the bravery it must have taken to write these events as they went on. Honestly, I've had some trouble even reading parts that hit too close to home (after my father's experiences)... but then I go back to them and make myself. Raw and powerful, even with the occasional mundane details which remind you that this isn't fiction or stylized, but what you actually went through. Thank you for publishing this. Best of luck and good health to you.