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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: A Pearl Among . . .

April 16, 1994 “How-w-w-Dee-e-e-e! I’m jes’ so proud to be here!” “Here” might have been the National Comedy Hall of Fame into which, on April 16, 1994, Minnie Pearl became … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wretched Richard’s Almanac: Me, Pay Taxes?

April 15, 1992 Prisoner number 15113-054 entered the federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 15, 1992, having been convicted of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 5 Comments

Wretched Richard’s Almanac: No Sharp-Tunged Wimmen Here

April 14, 1818 After gaining independence from British rule, Americans struggled through their first quarter century still under the yoke of the British language as laid down by Samuel Johnson … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: It’s a Small World After All

April 12, 1992 Could Mickey Souris really cut it among continental consumers? Would the rodent empire have the necessary je ne sais quoi to win those jaded Gallic hearts and … Continue reading

April 12, 2014 · 1 Comment

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