|Writing in Green|
|Main character(s):||Bernice Summerfield|
|Printed in:||Something Changed|
|The God Gene||Showing Initiative|
Jason Kane asks Hass to help him make a valentines present. So they make a Garden for Bernice Summerfield. On completion Benny and Jason start a new life, with a child of their own, Accacia.
- Hass uses sonic shears when gardening.
- On Earth the acacia tree symbolises the future, while onn Mars it symbolises children, as well as fire, plague, and unexpected violence.
- On Mars, Marigolds were ground into a tea that cured toothache.
- Martians wear red willow to ward off evil.
- On Mars, white roses symbolise secrecy.
- There are eucalyptus trees on the Braxiatel Collection.
- Humans have a better sense of smell than Martians.
- In the alternate timeline described in this story, Jason Kane's face is scarred by the history machine and he has a daughter with Benny named Acacia. Hass is this alternate daughter's godfather.
- Like most of the other stories in this anthology, this story takes place in an altered timeline created by Doggles' history machine; these timelines are (mostly) erased when Braxiatel returns things to normal.
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