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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 Lot Is Full

September 18, 1981 Guinness, when not brewing stout, keeps busy by recording great moments in the history of human endeavors – the largest ball of aluminum foil, the most people … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: Come Fly With Me

September 17, 1908 It had been about five years since Wilbur and Orville Wright had made history with their airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. During the following years, … Continue reading

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Wretched Richard’s Almanac: How Hot Is It?

September 16, 1732 Some people find their true calling early on in life, some take a good part of their lives to find it and others never find it.  A … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wretched Richard’s Almanac: The Pause That Refreshes

September 8, 2014 After  a long stretch from spring through summer, it would seem that Almanac readers need a short break.  I stand ready to continue as always, but I … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 1 Comment

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