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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

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

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sweet Sugar Cane

“All of y’rise,” said Victor Clovis who most of the time drove a taxi, shuffling tourists from one island rendezvous to another, but who, on the rare occasions when court … Continue reading

December 8, 2013 · 2 Comments