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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: Fruit Flies Like a Banana

October 2, 1890 In a few weeks, thousands of people will go to thousands of Halloween masquerade parties – and many of them will wear the most famous of comic … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: You Say Bronto and I Say . . .

October 1, 1989 In 1989, the United States Post Office issued a series of four stamps depicting dinosaurs, little realizing that it was re-igniting the infamous Bone Wars of more … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: On the Bedpost Overnight

September 30, 1861 Born in Philadelphia in 1861, William Wrigley, Jr. became one of the foremost chewing gum industrialists in the world (just how many chewing gum industrialists are there … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: Does the Name Rudolf Ring a Bell?

September 29, 1913 In early October of 1913, a Belgian sailor spotted a corpse, quite a bit worse for wear, floating in the North Sea. He and his mates fished … Continue reading

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