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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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Island in the Sun – Conclusion

Read Part One Several days passed before the bulldozer arrived.  During that time, Santo kept a constant vigil at the olive tree.  During the day, tourists passing by would sometimes … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: October 21, 1772

A Bird Round the Neck Is Worth Two in the Bush — a cautionary tale for those who would meddle with wildlife. Read on.

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Island in the Sun – Part One

“Have sense, Santo,” said Max-Anthony, the engineer.  “You are only delaying the inevitable.” “It is inevitable that my tree should grow,” answered Santo, refusing to budge from where he stood … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: October 20, 1720

Met a Guy in Calico It was the golden age of piracy — that period from the mid-17th to mid 18th century during which such luminaries as Henry Morgan, Captain … Continue reading

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