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 V is for Victory 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 V is for Victory)
Veteran of malice
Valedictorian of scorn
Vengeance filled mind
Venom on your tongue
Visible from the time you were young
Vengeful from the moment you were born
Vexing those who labor and mourn
(Second Pleiades V is for Victory)
Vigilante with a cashmere smile
Vagrant on the corner stoop
Virtuous observer of the rich and poor
Vipers walk past dressed in the latest style
Vague reminder of what he used to adore
Vintage reminder of values now gone
Verifying to him he made the right choice
(Third Pleiades V is for Victory
Vicious voice calls from the other room
Vanilla smell seeps from the kitchen
Voltage sparks of rage and a sound of a broom
Viciously sweeping away evidence
Victimized too many times to mention
Vibrant reminders of the vulnerable
Vulgar virus that can’t be hid under the bed or table
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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