Pleiades O in Opaque Light


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 O in Opaque Light for cold November mornings.

I also will be providing NaNoWriMo updates. I’m an overachiever. As 2020 wasn’t a big enough freakshow, I decided to do the 5,000-word challenge again.

(First Pleiades O in Opaque Light)


Orange, golden reds, greens a burnish display

October leaves falling from the trees

Ornamental tribute to the seasons changes

Octane fueled cruise past farmhouse and field

On an open twisty country road

Oder of decaying foliage and wood smoke

Oblivious to the ciaos in the world

(Second Pleiades O in Opaque Light)


Once upon the time the overreaching princess

Ogled the pastures of another land

Obsessed with the pastures beyond the gate

Offended she couldn’t rule beyond the wall

Organize the peasants with the flowers to her desire

Overcome by greed she gathered her army

Old lady met princess on the road with a sadistic smile

(Third Pleiades O in Opaque Light)


Old ladies know there are things the young don’t understand

Oppression comes in many shades and wears many hats

Obligations aren’t something you can ignore

Opinions are sometimes better kept to yourself

Obscurity is something only the strong can afford

Offenses will come to the humble and the grand

Omens in your path were placed by the folks that trod before

NaNoWriMo update

I had a big block of time with no interruptions, so I typed 3809 words for a grand total of 31742.

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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