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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: Mad Moon Rising

September 1, 1902 Voyage dans la Lune (Trip to the Moon),a French silent film directed by Georges Méliès, was released on September 1, 1902, in France. Considered one of the … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: Look Out for Lotte Lenya

August 31, 1928 With music by Kurt Weill and words by Bertolt Brecht, Die Dreigoschenoper premiered in Berlin in 1928. By 1933, when Brecht and Weill were forced to leave … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish

August 30, 1794 In the late 1800s, many of the unfortunates who found themselves in English prisons were there as a result of debts they could not pay. Benjamin Pope … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: Wicked Witch of the Whist

August 29, 1769 In 1769 London, a gentleman died at the ripe old age of 97. Although little is known about the gentleman himself, his name has traveled down through … Continue reading

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