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Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

Man the Tomatoes, Full Speed Ahead

It’s a battlefield out there. Each morning I prepare my weaponry and fortify myself to better face the enemy.  Then it’s out into the morning mist, bellying my way through … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 4 Comments

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

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

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

Tiny Tomato Killer Strikes Again

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness, or so says some annoying pundit.  Likewise, I suppose, it is better to do something positive than curse the … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 10 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

Red Letter Day for Larger Than Life Ladies

The recent movie, The Kids Are All Right, is about two gay mothers and their teenage kids who contact the sperm donor who is father to both. Unusual premise, good … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 4 Comments

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