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The Purple Balloon
Chapter 1: Shoulda Stayed Home
“Happy Birthday, Peppermint!”
The little green unicorn filly with candy-striped hair jumped in surprise as a crowd of her friends and parents jumped out from behind the furniture in her home. Slowly but surely, she cracked a smile. She couldn’t think of what to say. She just giggled and ran excitedly inside.
A young colt trotted alongside her. “Were ya surprised, Pepper?” he asked. “Huh? Were ya?”
Pepper was still grinning from ear to ear. “Yes, sooo surprised! Thank you!”
A couple of fillies caught up to Pepper next, each with inverse colors of each other. “Happy Birthday, Pepper!” they said in perfect unison.
“Aw, thanks girls!” said Pepper, brushing quickly past the twins. More-or-less subtly, she inched her way through the crowd towards the table with the cake on it. The fact that every filly and colt from her class kept trying to g