Christmas morning and Mrs. Spooner is on the lookout.
She dreamed she would meet someone special today. She could use a holiday treat. It’s freezing and she’s homeless. As she pushes her cart across San Francisco, she studies everyone she meets.
Is it the guy who missed his train to help her? The waitress who shouted at her? The coyote who sniffed at her squat?
What makes someone special? Maybe it’s one of the marks at the posh restaurant? Or the cops? Or the kitten she rescued? How can she tell?
Mrs. Spooner’s Special Day is a study of Christmas from an itinerant person’s perspective. It is a 21st Century update of Tolstoy’s Christmas classic, Papa Panov’s Special Day.