Pleiades W is for Watching


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 W is for Watching 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 W is for Watching)


West of town there exists a

Winding and twisting country road

Welcoming two wheeled travel

Watchful for fresh spread gravel

We head toward the sun

Wise enough to know the weather might change

While we’re out seizing the day

(Second Pleiades W is for Watching)


Wind whispers in the willows

Wonder if it’s calling my name

Weeping and moaning for the weary

Whining through cracks in the windows

Whimpering in the woods beyond the lane

Watching from a lofty perch protected by the sun

While we down here below cry for oxygen

(Third Pleiades W is for Watching)


Waits for no one

Wanting to catch up to her steps

Waltz right past the lingerer

Whistling while she waddles along

Woman of the wilderness

Wanderer on a crooker trail

Wizard with worldly eye can’t prevail

NaNoWriMo update

Who is Molly Shea?

I’m almost at the finish line. The White Gate will be at 50,000 words tomorrow, but far from done. Today I wrote 1056 words to reach 48,650.

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.

Be sure to follow Molly on Twitter!

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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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