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
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.
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