Tonia has spent her whole life knitted into the lifeweb on her family's island on Ooliya. When space pirates kidnap her to exploit her ability to connect with other lifeforms, she despairs. Then she meets some of the other beings...a 4800 word short story.
Used availability for Nina Kiriki Hoffman's Fast Wedded to the Ground
June 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition