Daniele is a loner. The way she looks at it, who needs other people when you can read a good book? Worried about her reclusive ways, her brother gives her a parakeet so she won’t be altogether alone. She takes the bird reluctantly and names him Yubi. To her surprise Daniele enjoys having Yubi around. Then Yubi begins a romantic courtship of Daniele, and she finds herself unable to resist his bold advances. The pair settle into a happy relationship — until Daniele steps out into the world and begins dating her boss.
Now she becomes torn between two lovers. One of whom is very jealous.
“Yubi” is a short story with comedy, mild erotic content, and a touch of magical realism.
It was first published in Yellow Silk: A Journal of the Erotic Arts.
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