Pleiades in B Minor


For the month of November, I plan to write a series of Pleiades. What are the Pleiades, you might ask? It is a poem with a one-word title and seven stanzas. Each of the stanzas has to begin with the same letter as the one-word title. It is not required for the Pleiades to rhyme. I tried my hand with it using the letter A. Therefore, I wrote Pleiades in B Minor to be posted in November.

I also will be providing NaNoWriMo updates. I’m an overachiever. As 2020 wasn’t a big enough freakshow, I decided to do the 50,000-word challenge again.


(First Pleiades in B Minor)

Bizarre exaggeration of comforting emotions

Befuddled players up on center stage

Baffling the audience with subtle parody

Bellicose imitators offering bitter bargains

Burnished sellers of useless magic potions

Bugbears to attempt to beguile me from my tiny cage.

Bogus reminder of why we will never agree

(Second Pleiades in B Minor)


Braggadocios braggart blustering to the crowd

Boisterous blarney spoken without fear of repercussions

Basilica of broken promises and outright deception

Banter of beguiling words spoken to loud

Blunt reminders of why the powerful cannot be trusted

Black bonanza of treacheries perfection

Bugaboo hiding behind harangue pretending to be proud

(Third Pleiades in B Minor)


Beautiful tiny dancer

Balancing on tip toes

Blithely twisting and turning

Bliss filed music playing in her head

Brazen and bold romancer

Bewitching spell of the dance

Blue blazes where magic feet dare to tread

(Fourth Pleiades in B Minor)


Born singer to the morning sun

Blessed chirper from among the leaves

Brighten the heavyhearted with melody

Buoyant songster of the spirit

Blameless songster flying free

Beyond gravities firm hold

Boldly proclaiming the day has begun

NaNoWriMo update

I’m off to a good start. On the first day, I wrote 5321 words, killed two characters, and sent my heroine on a quest. My strategy for tackling NoNoWriMo has always been to go large at the beginning. That way I get out in front of the word count. A participant never knows what life will throw in front of them. There might come a few days in November where I won’t be able to write. The high word count in the start has me covered.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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