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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: November 1, 1944

Elwood P. Dowd first walked onto a Broadway stage at the 48th Street Theatre on November 1, 1944. Read more.

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A Lion in Your Lap

We don’t often go to movie theaters; we usually wait to watch them at home in the comfort of our recliners and our cocktails.  There are however certain movies that … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: October 31, 1926

In 1904, an audience of over 4,000 turned out for a much-ballyhooed event at London’s Hippodrome in which the London Daily Mirror challenged Houdini to escape from special handcuffs that … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: October 30, 1938

It’s easy from the comfort of our 21st century recliners to dismiss the mass hysteria of an earlier generation as so many Chicken Littles or Turkey Lurkeys, afraid of their … Continue reading

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