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
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.
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