Skye can't remember why it's so difficult to stop on her home planet. It has something to do with her family, something to do with the ancient alien race that shares the planet with the human newcomers, and something to do with the psi powers so common on the planet, powers she has never had. This time, she's bringing a secret weapon in the form of her friend Kit, who has powers of his own. This 6300-word short story first appeared in 1991 in a magazine called Amaranth, and has appeared nowhere else until now.
Used availability for Nina Kiriki Hoffman's The Dangers of Touch
June 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition