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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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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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It Followed Me Home. Can I keep it?

This post is a golden oldie that first appeared in 2011. Linda brings home strays.  It’s become a tradition.  Vinny the Cat was one.  A long-haired bully from the streets … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Politics As Unusual

By the time my brief escape from the April cruelty of Vermont has ended, three or more contenders will probably have declared their intention to run for the Republican Presidential … Continue reading

April 8, 2015 · 6 Comments

Oh, Where Has Wretched Richard Gone

A couple of folks have expressed dismay (dismay is probably a strong word) that Wretched Richard’s Almanac is no longer appearing in their e-mails.  This is the result of technology … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

All Day, All Night, Marianne, Part IV: The Fat Lady Sings

When he heard movement on the balcony above, Roberto pointed the little flashlight at Toussaint’s script and cleared his throat. Toussaint did not hear the creaking of the balcony, but … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

All Day, All Night, Marianne, Part III: What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?

Later that morning, Toussaint delivered Herbert Trent-Phillips to a social gathering at the tip of the island, earning in the process the twenty dollars that was to pay for their … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

All Day, All Night, Marianne, Part II: A Nice Face with a Tiny Nose

“I want you to help me,” said the chastened Roberto. He stared at his feet as he swirled them in the water. “Okay,” said Toussaint, once again in command. “Now, … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

All Day, All Night Marianne, Part I: Roberto’s Dilemma

Toussaint conned his small motorboat to the empty spot at the pier, near where Roberto lolled, dangling his big bare feet in the warm water. The boat, like Toussaint’s shirt … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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