As a child, N. R. Tucker wrote short stories about magical places to escape the perceived boredom of life in a small town. As she grew, the stories and worlds expanded.
N. R. writes a fantasy series, the Farseen Chronicles, and a science fiction series, Finding Earth. Her website includes flash fiction, maps, and other information about the worlds of her mind. When she's not writing, she's hiking and sometimes posts info on her travels.
If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the world where poison ivy, poison oak, and other poison vines don’t grow, you should count that fact among your blessings. I doubt that this story will make any sense to you.