Pleiades Undertones of J


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 wrote Pleiades Undertones of J 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 Undertones of J)


Just across the way

Junior needed a place to stash his stuff

Jerk took his case to the city court

Justice told him no, but he was here to stay

Jalopies, old washing machines, and the occasional kitchen sink

Jammed into every knock and cranny causing the block to stink

Just want to say enough is enough

(Second Pleiades Undertones of J)


Judging the roles of the American worker

Jaded differences consisting of power and wealth

Jejune platitudes between essential and stay at home

Jargon of fake praise to make us feel good about risking out health

Janitor takes the risk while the boss id safe under a dome

Jeering about labor costs in this economy

Job vanishes for the janitor and the boss is living large

(Third Pleiades Undertones of J)


Jazz blares from the car radio

Jarring the senses with its beat and its hum

Jubilant to be on the road again

Journey ahead of us with no particular place to go

Jig sawing around corners, racing toward sin

Jet-black the night without a star to magnify the hues

Jittery I settle in for the ride and switch the station to the blues

NaNoWriMo update

My computer thought it need to do a two hour update. This cut into my writing time. I did manage to type 1521 for a total of 20040.

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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