Pleiades in D 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 D 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 D Minor)


Disillusioned captive shackled by my own free will

Devoted slave to duty dissatisfied by the dazzle

Defenestration when deceitfully tossed from a high windowsill

Dashing my loyalty to the ground

Dizzy, I arose with my confusion in a frazzle.

Determined to no longer wear the chains of fear

Damaged but committed not to remain here

(Second Pleiades in D Minor)


Do dreams ever die?

Dissolve slowly into lost expectations

Distant memories of dynamic inspirations

Dramatic reminders waiting in the dark fringes

Dangerous doubts of what might have been

Drowsy ghosts whispering with a sigh

Distant embers of a fire waiting to be rekindled again.

(Third Pleiades in D Minor)


Decide to wipe your life clean

Dailey search the corner of your mind for distressing delusions

Depressed dogeared thoughts of failure

Deadly but docile images of what you should have been

Depraved demons of dastardly self-condemnation

Daedalist of damnable manure

Designed to keep you pinned to the ground

NaNoWriMo Update

I made good progress today. It was a challenge, but I managed 2385 words. My new total is 9620.

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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