Pleiades in Shades of I


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 penned Pleiades in Shades of I to celebrate 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 Shades of I)


Itinerary drawn up travel plans made

Incentive to leave but not sure I should go

Infinite reasons for hitting the road

Insecurity over the future causing me to evade

Injury to my ego after everything I’ve been told

Irritation of the option not really being my choice

Insulted I never permitted to have an honest voice

(Second Pleiades in Shades of I)


Inmate for the past seventeen years

Isolated behind the window of an ivory cage

Innocent of any crime or infraction of the law

Imprisoned by my own self-doubt and fears

Irony of it all was you didn’t have claws

Insufficient power to keep me chained to a working wage

I always had the ability to fly beyond captivity

(Third Pleiades in Shades of I)


Infected by the idea of immortality

Impulse to drift onto an island of dreams

Inspired to believe I can dwell in my mind

Insolent enough to seek imagination

Ink out a world where I’d rather live

Ignorance is sometimes bliss

Infuriated by a world going to hell in a handbasket

NaNoWriMo update

I’m making progress, but still, the story is unfolding slowly. Yesterday, I typed 1638 words, bring my total to 18519.

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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