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Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

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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Voodoo Love Song, Chapter 9 (i)

Egads, It’s March.  It’s still bone-chilling cold, but in Chapter 9 things warm up nicely as Paul and Huey attend a voodoo ceremony.  If you’re reading along or have already … Continue reading

March 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Voodoo Love Song, Chapter 8 (vii)

Upon leaving the hounfour, Huey wandered aimlessly among the wild vegetation that surrounded Claude’s gardens, preferring, for the moment, it’s disorder, since it mirrored the state of her mind. The … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Voodoo Love Song, Chapter 8 (vi)

“Potions? What kind of potions?” “Magic potions. Eye of toad, skin of lizard, pulverized bones and such things.” “What do they do?” They amuse people – make them think they … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Voodoo Love Song, Chapter 8 (v)

Paul stood in front of the door to Huey’s room, unable to decide whether or not to knock. Obviously, Claude had caught her in his bedroom. Paul could only imagine … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Voodoo Love Song, Chapter 8 (iv)

“Bananas,” she exclaimed, pointing toward a large broad-leafed tree sporting bunches of green fruit. The tension of the moment was broken, and she found the will to pull away. “Plantain,” … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

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 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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