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Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

Island in the Sun – Conclusion

Read Part One Several days passed before the bulldozer arrived.  During that time, Santo kept a constant vigil at the olive tree.  During the day, tourists passing by would sometimes … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Island in the Sun

Part I “Have sense, Santo,” said Max-Anthony, the engineer.  “You are only delaying the inevitable.” “It is inevitable that my tree should grow,” answered Santo, refusing to budge from where … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Dead in de Market — Part III

Read Part I Read Part II At one-thirty, a native woman and her young daughter joined Upton Swann on the love seat.  The woman looked straight ahead, minding her own … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Stone Cold Dead in de Market — Part II

Read Part I One of us killed him,” said Howard.  “No other answer.  We had the opportunity, and nobody else on this island even knew him.” “But why?” asked Wilma … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Dead in de Market — Part I

Upton Swann sat all alone on the ornate cast iron love seat that had been painted white sometime in the distant past, shaded by a spreading Poinciana, surrounded by chattering … Continue reading

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