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Kellyann Zuzulo
June 4th, 2010, 08:00 PM
There are good ways to be inundated, and there are bad ways. The low, invasive spreading green of these invasive clovers suffocating my garden are one of the bad ways. (Lean muscular arms inundating my personal space would be a good way.)
But we're talking gardening, so let's focus. The little green (*&^! are destroying my lettuce bed. I planted lettuce and a week later, besides the sun-drenched green of new lettuce, I found the sea dirge of low-lying ground cover overwhelming the lettuce's space. They're spreading everywhere... What to do?

Coincidentally (which is why I believe there is no such thing as coincidence) a friend of a friend has an extra bale of salt hay to give me, which should keep down these "weeds". I will spread the salt hay and report back. [and if you have any experience with salt hay, please share!]

NOTE: there really are no weeds... only plants growing in places where they are not intended... That's a weed. Makes you think about people and how they're perceived.

Christy M
June 5th, 2010, 11:22 AM
i haven't read any books that had genies in them. what makes you write them?

Kellyann Zuzulo
June 5th, 2010, 11:42 AM
Hi Christy,
I've always had a fascination with the unseen world and how we explain it, whether through science or myth and folklore. My Mom was born in Ireland and my Granny would tell us that the wee folk definitely existed. With that type of grounding, how could I not believe there were parallel worlds, even if we couldn't see them.:swoon:

:write:Later, when I was working as an editor for publications from the Saudi embassy, I was exposed to Middle Eastern history and myth. Turns out, they believe in an unseen world, too. Namely, genies.

Had to find out more so I did a lot of research into the djinn/jinn/genies. Armed with magical worlds swirling in my head, I just had to create some characters to release them. (guess that makes my head a magic lamp and, yes, I frequently rub it - especially if I'm stuck on a scene.) :giggle:

You write that you haven't read much about genies and that might be because there's not a lot of fiction that takes them "seriously" (other than that puffy blue guy). Rachel Caine includes genies in her Weather Warden series and there are a few others, but just a few.

I hope you'll check mine out. Let me know if there's any other jinn trivia you'd like to know about....