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Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

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

March 1, 2017 · 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

March 1, 2017 · 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

March 1, 2017 · 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

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

January 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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