Pleiades and the Magic of M


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 and the Magic of M to post 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 and the Magic of M)


Media blitz comes over the TV

Mouth of chaos trumpeting disaster

Minacious voice mandating my conformity

Mealy-mouthed proclaimers of prophecy

Meanwhile back at the crib

My husband and I sift through the maze

Mulling over plots of defiance

(Second Pleiades and the Magic of M)


Mindful that might doesn’t always make right

Maybe you should have used a different method

Mudsuckers generally have short sight

Mischievous manipulators of the truth

Middle of the road isn’t always the most comfortable spot

 Moments before the bus runs over your hide

Motivation enough to find a safe place to hide

(Third Pleiades and the Magic of M)


Mob of restless tyrants marching in the street

Merrymakers with no thought of responsibility

Meanspirited crusaders without a righteous cause

Manhandling everyone they meet

Mimicking masqueraders without dignity

Macabre mockingbirds with treacherous claws

Macaroni helmet and mock magic sticks

NaNoWriMo update

I’m over halfway to the goal. Typed 1509 words today for a grand total of 25843.

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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