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R. M. Ahmose Presents:  Troubling Tales to Relax With
2008
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Story One: "Home Improvement"
Story Two: "That Good Image"
Story Three: "Last Meeting at Frannie's"
 
"Home Improvement"
So far, this is Ahmose's single venture into writing science fiction. For lovers of the genre, it comes complete with aliens, close encounters, and even abduction. For the romantic, a love story is pervasive throughout, but also some, perhaps, unsettling messages about the nature of reality--from an "alien" point of view, of course.
 
"That Good Image"
The interview-skill of a black feature writer for a popular magazine is pitted against the dour wit and shocking outlook of an aged, small-town Southern segregationist. It's all for a good cause, though. The fee paid for a riveting exchange will go toward paying for surgery needed by the old man's granddaughter, who is the new mom of a newborn of mixed race.

The author cryptically reveals that this one is among his five favorites, of over twenty tales he has written.
 
"Last Meeting at Frannie's"
Frannie's blind as a bat and seems to have chosen her friends less than wisely. After sharing years of great and memorable times with them, all of a sudden she suspects them of being dangerous, hardened criminals. She does the right thing, though. She'll set them up for discovery by the police. Well...she'll try.
 
 
R.M. Ahmose Presents
Heavy Tales Rising
2009
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​Story One: "Loser!"
Story Two:"Warrior Babies"
Story Three: "Dream Come True"
 
"Loser!"
Sonny Ambergen sometimes walks, talks and manages his personal affairs like a "loser." But that doesn't make him a bad person. An odd, elderly man he meets while visiting his father at an upscale hospital, downtown, confirms that last point. From that encounter on, Sonny finds himself on a journey of self rediscovery, even while amenities and relations he holds dear fall away, steadily.
 
"Warrior Babies"
Can babies be "warriors," as the title suggests? Or is it a metaphor with intent to pique readers' interest? Here's the deal: A government agent, who is the main character, tells the tale of how his secret assignments led to pursuit of a mysterious and academically ostracized Dutch professor of Earth Science and philosophy. With the intermittent aid of his best bud in the agency, one with important inside knowledge and connections, Emanuel Wolff gets closer and closer to solving a mystery that has intrigued them both. Finally, he gets what might be described as too close for comfort.
 
"Dream Come True"
A young fellow walks casually along a rural road and comes across an architectural wonder. It's a house built into the side of a great incline of earth. As he moseys downhill, along the side of the home, he notices a garage door opening and sees someone backing out, in a pickup, with head oriented away. At just that instant the young man takes a gamble and sneaks, unnoticed, into the garage, before the home-owner remotely lowers the door. Fascinated with the advent of lucky breaks, the fellow reflects on his good fortune, first, in escaping from the nearby mental hospital and, now, his having gained secret entry into someone's home. When he discovers that a 13 year old girl and her disabled granny are, now, home alone, he considers the situation a dream come true.​