Pleiades V is for Victory


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

NaNoWriMo Update

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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