Becoming Molly Shea


Poetry tops the list of things I love. I’ve never had a chance to study it as an art form. The college I went to didn’t have much use for poetry. Nobody ever got rich from writing. I can make the statement they didn’t place much value on the written word as a means of expression. In my time there, only one creative writing class was offered every four years because it was a requirement for middle school teachers. I felt sorry for my professor. It was his last year before retirement. All my classmates did was complain. I decided to devote 2021 to writing different styles of poetry. Therefore, in February, I plan to write sonnets. I’ve titled this one Becoming Molly Shea.

Becoming Molly Shea

Years ago, when I started playing the writing game

I made a few choices out of ignorance

Someone suggested the best writers used a pen name

I lacked confidence is my only defense

I sat down at my kitchen table

With a list of names that sounded good

Molly sounded like a comfortable label

I took on my secret identity because I could

The pseudonym seemed to fit me well

So I pretended with all my will and might

My pen name became a secret I refused to tell

Under this disguise I continue you to write

I hope this doesnโ€™t sound complicated, stupid or shady,

But I create my words as Molly Shea the Henhouse Lady

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.

Be sure to follow Molly on Twitter!

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Published by henhouselady

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.

4 thoughts on “Becoming Molly Shea

  1. Thank you for sharing!!… just keep letting your fingers do the walking (typing/writing) and your heart do the talking and you won’t go wrong!!… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Until we meet again..
    May the dreams you hold dearest
    Be those which come true
    May the kindness you spread
    Keep returning to you
    (Irish Saying)

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