SUBLIME ADOPTION ~ A Tale of Love and Mendacity
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MIRTA OLIVA'S THREE PUBLISHED WORKS :
1. BIRDYJOSH and BIRDYLU a Paper Birds' Story -an endearing kids-to-adult fantasy tale about two enlivened birds in realistic settings by the light of the silvery moon. The last two pages - emphasizing love and caring for animals of all kinds - were dedicated to Ollie the Beagle and Brandy the Pomeranian, now in their special Heaven.
2. SUBLIME ADOPTION~A Tale of Love and Mendacity (YA/adult novel) where the bittersweet realities of adoption turn into a tale of lies and deception. The final surprise revelations open the path to sincere forbearance and new beginnings for all.
3. GIANT TALES WORLD OF PIRATES (Giant Tales 3-Minute Stories) (Volume 3) by H.M. Schuldt, Glenda Reynolds, Timothy Paul and Steve Bridger (Jan 24, 2014). Forty-plus contributors' short stories - including Mirta Oliva's THIEVES OF THE SEAS - comprise this wonderful Anthology with diverse themes including pesky pirate stories.
Other books are currently in the works, including a book of poems, short stories and essays.
BIRDYJOSH AND BIRDYLU
A Paper Birds' Story
(The book condensed In a poem)
(c) Mirta Oliva
I folded the paper time and again
And so you were born, my Origami paper bird
BIRDYLU was your name - and you flew and you played
Your eyes always calling for a handsome paper mate
So I went right along and folded paper again
And soon he was born, BIRDYJOSH was his name
The pair was in love, I noticed one day
Thus I prepared a wedding for the sweet paper birds
My prayers were answered, you flew in the room
staring through the window at the green leaves and blooms
I only knew then they‘d be leaving my den
But I’d always be watching both birdies and hatchlings.
To get seeds and other goodies they'd get out of the roost
safeguarding their 'lil bodies from the light of the high moon
The birds built their nests - the chicks came and went
And Boxer my cat would not go near them
For it happened one day, BIRDYLU was surprised
a feathered-chick had arrived - It really blew her away!
With only one worm - what was she to do?
When two little beaks were begging for food!
It was then that I told her, you must feed both birds
The one with the feathers and the one of papier
So BIRDYLU fed both chicks and soon they would play
Minding not a bit of what they were made
And when the time was near for the feathered little chick
To join her own breed, I saw more than one tear . . .
All birds shared the forest very close to my backyard
So they would see each other by the silver moon at night
One day I arranged
a big party in the skies
What a sight, what a night,
I could not believe my eyes!
With the colors of the rainbow more chicks were born
They all lived in harmony, they all shared the fun
And BIRDYJOSH and BIRDYLU, dressed in red, green and blue
remained always together, forever true . . .
BELOW, VIEW SAMPLE PICTURES FROM THE BOOK
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