Karen's Unlucky Day is a story written by Sarah West. It is about a 13-year-old girl named Karen who recalls a bad day she had when she was a kid because of her misfortune.
Karen introduces herself and recalls an unfortunate day she had when she was young. It started as a normal day. Karen found a penny on the sidewalk, so she picked it up and put it in her pocket.
My name is Karen, and most of the time, I think that I was born unlucky. I was having a rather lousy streak of bad luck today and it occured to me, that hearing others' tales of woe and misfortune might be interesting. I think my worst streak of luck was when I was a kid.
Maybe I should share that story with you.
This was something that happened to me a long time ago, when I was about 9 or 10, and the only reason I remember is because a friend of mine brought it up the other day.
One day, on the way to the park, I found a penny on the sidewalk. But this was no ordinary penny. It was a penny with a four-leaf clover inside a horseshoe. I couldn't believe my eyes. I never saw any penny like that before. It occurred to me that it was a lucky penny, so I decided to claim it as my own. I picked it up and put it in my pocket, hoping that it would give me better luck than I usually had. It was a special penny. A keepsake. I decided to start collecting lucky pennies, because if I had more than one penny, it would put an end to my losing streak.