Pleiades Rusty R for the Ridiculous


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

NaNoWriMo update

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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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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