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 Rusty R for the Ridiculous 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 Rusty R for the Ridiculous)
Road stretched out on front of me
Restless to travel my next stage of life
Regret I didn’t take the trip years ago
Reward waiting for me up ahead
Riveted to the thought of endless possibilities
Ripe to explore the distant horizon
Rich with all the wonder of a world for me to explore and know
(Second Pleiades Rusty R for the Ridiculous)
Right behind the closed door in the room
Ravenous vultures agree to my fate
Radiating confidence and respectability
Remorseful about the consequences for me
Ruthless about the head they are about to take
Recklessly they assemble the guillotine
Rejected I plaster a smile on my face and walk with grace
(Third Pleiades Rusty R for the Ridiculous)
Ruffled by your sudden appearance at my door
Relieved I didn’t think I’d see you any more
Rain pouring from the sky
Radio playing an old sad song
Red raw emotion rekindled inside of me
Relieved I’m about to fly
Released from a place where I never belonged
The story is moving along. I wrote 2616 words today and have created 40616 words in total. There is a chance The White Gate will be finished by December 1, making 2020 not a total disaster.
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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