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Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

Boy meets duck . . .

. . .boy loses duck, boy finds girl. At Disney World, Paul is picked up by a five-foot duck named Huey. Duckness proves to be skin deep, however, for Huey … Continue reading

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I Fell in Love with Marietta . . .

I fell in love with Marietta that week. Marietta was beautiful, sensitive, vulnerable. Her silken hair wafted in an eternal breeze. Her diaphanous gowns clung to her supple torso. She … Continue reading

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Love and Loss, Sex and Skullduggery . . .

. . . conquests, failures, foibles – these are the elements of calypso, the stories in song that personify the islands of the West Indies. Calypso: Stories of the Caribbean … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: October 25, 1642

Sir Hugh Ackland of Devonshire in England was seized with a violent fever, and having apparently died during an autumn afternoon, was laid out as dead. A nurse and two … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: October 24, 1901

The century turned, and Annie Edson Taylor found herself in her early 60s with a less than secure financial future. How she reached the decision that would make the next … Continue reading

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Originally posted on The Necessary Cruelty:
I woke up and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I ran across the street and bought a lemonade and a banana. I was…

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: October 23, 4004 BC

Those who predict the imminent end of the world display a certain amount of chutzpah if not foolhardiness . It probably takes even more of those qualities to identify the … Continue reading

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