Kiki Lowenstein and the Bad Day: A Progressive Short Story


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Note: I asked my Facebook peeps to suggest starting sentences for a Kiki Lowenstein short story. There were so many terrific ideas that I have decided to try to incorporate more than one — and write a progressive short story. You’ll be reading this as I create it! Wish me luck!
I woke to the sun streaming through my window and thought, “What
could possibly go wrong today?” *

After all, this was the first dry day in two weeks, so it
had to be a sign, right? I’m all for April showers, but I was more than ready
for those May flowers.  I sang as I made
up my bed. Of course, Gracie, my harlequin Great Dane always wakes up in a
terrific mood. As I showered, I could hear Gracie’s heavy tail thumping the
wall with happiness. Since my daughter had spent the night at her grandmother’s
house, no teenage angst challenged my good mood so I was able to get dressed
and out of the house in record time.  To
make the day even better, I discovered a five dollar bill in the pocket of my
khaki pants. I was smiling from ear to ear as I treated myself to breakfast,
a sausage and egg burrito plus a large iced coffee at McDonald’s.

But all good things must come to an end.

I unlocked the
backdoor of Time in a Bottle, the scrapbook store where I work, and walked in
to discover papers scattered everywhere. ** 
The entire backroom (at least as far as I could see) was a blizzard of
loose papers. It was as if someone opened all our extra stock of paper and tossed
the sheets around like confetti.

“What on earth?”  I
gasped. Gracie and I stood in the doorway, staring at the mess. My fianc

9 thoughts on “Kiki Lowenstein and the Bad Day: A Progressive Short Story

  1. Glad for this opportunity. I can't wait for the next book to come out. So much talent and in so many areas.
    Be blessed!
    Cathy Shumaker Dismuke