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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: the “Negro is still not free”

August 28, 1963 In Washington DC, on  August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke to a crowd stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument. “Go back to … Continue reading

August 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Wretched Richard’s Almanac: Poets Gone Wild

August 27, 1938 Some say the world will end in fire, / Some say in ice. / From what I’ve tasted of desire / I hold with those who favor … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

Wretched Richard’s Almanac: Doo-da, Doo-da

August 26, 1851 Picture a young man sitting on an elaborate veranda on a warm afternoon. Off to his right a beautiful river languidly flows on its journey from the … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: We Have Met the Enemy

August 25, 1913 Starting his career as an anonymous young storyboard artist for Walt Disney Productions on Donald Duck cartoons and other shorts, the cartoonist who would later be compared … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

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