In 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 created Pleiades in the Key of E 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 the Key of E)
Enthusiastic about the adventure I’m embarking on
Eccentric enough to imagine I have plenty of time
Euphoric to exit the fetters of the daily grind
Engaging on the road ahead now that I’m gone
Enraptured by the future about to unfold
Earnestly seeking words that rhyme
Entering a quest to discover the secrets left for me to find
(Second Pleiades in the Key of E)
Eagle-eyes searching for elations of dissatisfaction
Elusive experimenters for the public good
Established authority of energetic expressions of ease
Encounters with executioners of policy and regulations
Eluding the truth with an abundance of confusing words
Enough is enough of this horrid disease
Epilogue of an undistinguished career
(Third Pleiades in the Key of E)
Erotic energy released with your every embrace
Ecstatic electricity of afternoon ecstasy
Enamored by your touch after all these years
Elegant example at your ease in touching me
Earnest eyes from a well-known face
Everlasting reminder of a love that adheres
Essential pungent beyond the days of our youth
(Fourth Pleiades in the Key of E)
Evasive mystery hard to understand
Etching a phantom like image in the back of my mind
Evaporating when I think I’m close to the truth
Eerie echo of my imagination I try to hold in my hand
Endless stream of words I search to find
Enemy or friend I can’t decide
Encrypted bits of emotion stuck in an endless scurry of code
Today was a challenge, but I managed to write 1,826 words. That brings me to a total of 11,446. I’m managing to stay ahead of the game.
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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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