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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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Almanac: November 28, 1922

A small airplane spits out magic smoke during a flight, creating text able to be read by someone on the ground.  Read it.

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Almanac: November 27, 1703

Oh, me father was the keeper of the eddystone light And he slept with a mermaid one fine night  Sing along.

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Almanac: November 26, 1865

On a summer afternoon boat trip in the early 1860s the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson told the three Liddell sisters a story . . . continue

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Almanac: November 25

Mother Nature has a way of making mere mortals wish they hadn’t messed with her.  How so?

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