Tis Pity He's a Writer

Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

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

A Lion in Your Lap

We don’t often go to movie theaters; we usually wait to watch them at home in the comfort of our recliners and our cocktails.  There are however certain movies that … Continue reading

October 31, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Radish That Broke My Mother’s Heart

            We were the first on our block to have a television set.  Perhaps today that’s more a confession, an admission of weakness, than a source of pride.  But back … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

True Confessions: My Dark Days As a Republican

Note:  As part of the curse put on me because of some of the actions related below, I am required to trot this confession out periodically at election time for … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 4 Comments

You Oughtta Be in Pictures

He’s a skinny kid with an obnoxious grin, big eyes, and an even bigger appetite.  As a clock relentlessly counts down the minutes, this animated glutton devours a bag of … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

Dear Writer, Thank You, But . . .

Last week’s post featured my first big sale as a writer. For a writer, such an event is a cause for celebration, an event that will be long remembered. Another … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 17 Comments

Dear Writer, We’re Accepting Your . . .

The following is the first piece of writing I sold to a major publication. It appeared in the Sunday Arts and Leisure section of The New York Times back shortly … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

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