Bavand
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Joined 04-05-08, id: 606575, Profile Updated: 07-31-10
Author has written 57 stories for Life, Love, Fantasy, School, General, and Religion.

Whattado, everybody, whattado!

Once again, out of the blue, I recently got a notice that someone saved poem as a favorite, which is an absolute thrill. It's like yes!, someone still stumbled upon my work even though it's been many moons since I've posted anything, let alone logged in. Thank you, thank you for stopping by and reading my stuff.

Actually all these poems are part of a collection I'm trying to get published called, "Chronologically Filed Stanzas". A pdf of the manuscript is posted on my website, and I do mention ficpress in the acknowledgments because I do appreciate everyone's feedback in spite of my not always being able to return the favor.

And believe me, I do wish I could browse everyone else's writing and give them my 2 cents worth, but this little thing called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome put my life into an extremely slow crawl. I have all these projects, and lists of ideas and lists of lists around me that aren't getting done at the speed I use to live life at, and and it just takes forever to accomplish anything when I do try to do something.

As long as we breathe, there's always hope—and I’d love to hear from anyone else dealing with chronic fatigue and how you’re coping with life, the universe and everything.

It's one of my dreams to some day surprise everyone with new material and a blizzard of reciprocal reviews. In the mean time, thank you again to the readers who liked the stuff I posted even though it's been awhile...

Julie
St. Paul, MN
A 40ish freelance writer-editor & consultant

All of my writing-professional & personal--and consultation rates are on my website
Oh, and I’ve been a member of fanfic.net for awhile now: http://www.fanfiction.net/~bavand
Got myspace? Look me up and tag me as a friend http://www.myspace.com/mncalypsojane

(No pdfs, moons or the borrowing of Craig Ferguson/Wavy's signature greeting were harmed during the production of this bio.)

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Doubtful Destruction by Midnight In Eden reviews
A response to Carl Sandburg's poem A Sphinx. Concrit welcomed.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Complete
Purity by BurningEmbers reviews
Purity that streams from brokenness bringing beauty from my pain. please R&R
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/18/2008 - Complete
Her Love's Duel by BurningEmbers reviews
He fought for her. He gave up everything for her. He faced death for her. R&R
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 346 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/16/2008 - Complete
The Meaning of Life by Edalene Athene reviews
A young Artemis sets out to find the meaning of life. First story so pls R&R.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 836 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/13/2008 - Complete
Watch out! by In the Rye reviews
She's headed for the stairs!
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 24 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/18/2008 - Complete
Dreaming by the Sea by Tranquil Thorns reviews
A sea-maid reminisces.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete
Running my heart out by lookin4nemo reviews
ever get this feeling? it was a craving so i wrote it down..there really isn't a pattern to it..just word from the heart! R&R
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/4/2008 - Complete
Cold Fireworks by lookin4nemo reviews
my ex-crush touched my foot.....sending shocks through me...
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/4/2008 - Complete
Eating Stars by Tranquil Thorns reviews
Another attempt at conquering writer's block.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Published: 3/24/2008 - Complete
The Iguana Effect by In the Rye reviews
Your hand smears my scales...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/2/2008 - Complete
My Hero by fatbird33 reviews
it's about a soilder in war. i can't really tell you anything else or i'd basically would have told you the entire poem....I got it published!WOOT!
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 278 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/22/2007 - Complete
she pretends by In the Rye reviews
Her soul exsits in laundry...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/14/2006 - Complete
Your eyes by In the Rye reviews
Let me pretend to be interested
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/21/2006
Management by In the Rye reviews
Life's all about just getting by
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/7/2006
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Body Art reviews
crayons aren’t just for paper, you know...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/18/2010 - Complete
Where Do They Go? reviews
a voice of Alzheimer’s or any other disease where the mind slips away...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 57 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Complete
Wonder Woman
alas, not the comic, just more Chronic Filled Stanzas...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Published: 7/5/2010 - Complete
The Owl reviews
in some Native American cultures, the owl is the messenger of death and I thought that was intriguing...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Complete
Prism Changes reviews
the different facets of life seen through the colors they reflect...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Complete
My Sanctuary reviews
my response to becoming a Christian...
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 244 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Complete
When I Shiver
for once it's not me—it was my friend’s crush and she kept saying how he makes her shiver inside—and when I gave her a copy, she was like “you nailed exactly how I feel”...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Complete
You Don't Feel the Same Way reviews
dedicated to one of my dearest friends, but to be fair, the truth of the matter was I was the wrong sex...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/17/2008 - Complete
Threads Can Strangle Like Singers
it's so hard to let go sometimes, even when it's not good...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
Fools Gold reviews
a slightly twisted little lyrical commentary on genuine joy vs a hollow heart...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/9/2008
Point Of Miscontrue reviews
a companion to From Across the Room...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
Children Of The Light
a companion to Dawn of the Starchild...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
To That Garden Thought reviews
it goes,"Grow your own garden/ instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers..."
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
The Man With The Crying Heart
experimenting with a slightly different style from a very familiar topic...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
I Break Down, But It's Okay reviews
finally some growth, and how God does make a difference...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
Hide From Me reviews
in response to reading about Mother Teresa living almost 50 years without sensing the presence of God... now tweaked and polished
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/21/2008 - Complete
Prescription Pinball
dedicated to those who feel like they're stuck in a machine, bouncing around between doctors and meds... newly tweaked now
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 73 - Published: 6/21/2008 - Complete
As Prescribed By Your Doctor reviews
just some more of that dry chronic illness humor... and now polished abit
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/21/2008 - Complete
Summer Blues reviews
just really missing someone who passed away...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/21/2008 - Complete
The Oracle At Delphi
The answers you all seek are here"... and slightly revised
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Published: 6/21/2008 - Complete
Chronic Confusion reviews
here, this explains a lot--I have two brain cells: one is blond & the other is tired...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/20/2008 - Complete
The Light reviews
Across the expanse, I saw a light"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Complete
Mermaid
Drowned at sea, years beyond range"
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Complete
Here Are Some Soldiers & Queens
of course I had to give the cruise ship romance one more shot with a little help from the Suzanne Vega tape he gave me...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Complete
Transform Me
I wanted to be in my cousin's band soooooooo bad!, and well, get back at the girls who bring me down as an added bonus...
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Published: 5/27/2008 - Complete
Dawn Of The Starchild reviews
a young idealistic imagination at work...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/17/2008 - Complete
A Child Spoke Its Name reviews
a lyrical little Stephen King-ish story...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 41 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/17/2008 - Complete
When The Cord Is Cut
a.k.a. the apron strings, but are we really ever totally separated from our mothers...?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Published: 5/17/2008 - Complete
A Tribute To Rod
a tribute to the era of brilliant story telling on TV without special effects...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Published: 5/17/2008 - Complete
Rise Again reviews
Stone walls are gone too, I don't need a shield"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/7/2008 - Complete
The Singer's Token
the Singer became a trilogy to experiment with a slightly different style...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Published: 4/26/2008 - Complete
Wakes reviews
dedicated to my step-brother Chris, 1973-1992, who died rather quickly of renal carcinoma before the rest of us could even grasp the fact you had cancer...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/26/2008 - Complete
Reflecting On The Life Of Death
after my step-brother Chris died of renal carcinoma--I know death is a part of life, but still...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Published: 4/26/2008 - Complete
Secret Admirer reviews
I've been waiting for you all day and now you're finally here"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/22/2008 - Complete
Was The First Time The Last Time?
well, I thought the cruise ship romance of The Poet's Wine would end at the pier, but a few heart strings lingered...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 187 - Published: 4/22/2008 - Complete
The Poet's Wine
Ah yes, cruise ship romances...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Published: 4/22/2008 - Complete
Rise
I'm learning to love myself a little more"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
My Here Song reviews
for the Singer...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
The Rainbow's End
I was imagining myself as an old lady who still didn’t get what life was all about...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 535 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
To The Girls Who Bring Me Down
high school was becoming a bit of a struggle—not fitting in at all with all the moving around
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
Married Man
the Wanderer didn't tell me he was married till after I was way, way in love...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
The Wanderer
Guiding my ship, a willing pawn"
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
Message In A Rocket From Space Station 8
Here are the samples you ordered of rocks and soil"
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Complete
Asking Why
it's all right to be angry at God--it shows a relationship
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
Tarantulas The Size Of Cats
caution-weird imagination, a man visits his wife in an asylum...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
The Darkness of Pain reviews
chronic pain, pain of the heart--doesn't matter--pain is a part of life...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
I Break Down Again
Haven't we heard this one before?" ...oops again, but I now have the correct poem here to match the title
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
Crystal Glass Gaze
I discovered that drinking champagne by yourself can end up being more melancholy then merry--even with crystal instead of plasticware...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
It's All In Your Head
caution-weird imagination after going on Disney's haunted house ride... oops! of course it would help if I upload the correct poem to go with the title
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
Fear
this is the very first poem I wrote trying to conquer my fears...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Published: 4/13/2008 - Complete
Heart's Edge reviews
There I am, desperately dancing on the ledge"
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete
I Break Down
Always the middle of night"
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete
Rainwater
I am not out of reach"
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete
The Singer reviews
We keep our distance with our music in our hands"
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 217 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete
The Man on the Moon Can Sometimes Cry reviews
musings while gazing at the moon...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 149 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete
From Across The Room reviews
you know when you see someone and you start dreaming...?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete
The Art of Dining reviews
kind of commentary on couple-izd world we live in...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/12/2008 - Complete