A woman and her bird ... Can they find happiness together?
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.