Sweet Little Nothings
Since she was a baby, Violet had loved the color purple. She loved all shades of it - royal purple, lavender, and - of course - violet. She had her room painted purple. She wore all purple, all the time. She even named her brown cat "Purple". Luckily, her parents stopped her before she dyed the poor cat’s fur a bright purple. Enough was enough, after all.
Violet’s father- a wealthy car salesman - always wanted Violet to have the best of everything. He bought her purple toys and purple coats and even a pet purple peacock. Unfortunately, Violet became too used to getting everything she wanted. She developed quite the attitude, bragging to her friends and classmates about all of her toys.
As Violet’s 11th birthday approached, her parents were in a panic. Violet had been so rude and spoiled to her friends and classmates that no one wanted to attend her birthday party! She had only one friend left, a girl named Cornelia. With her help, Violet’s father devised a plan.
The next day Cornelia passed out invitations to everyone in school; Surprise party for Violet this Saturday! All the candy you can eat!
As Violet walked in the front door on her birthday, the lights went on and a huge crowd shouted "Surprise!"
And surprised she was. All of her friends and schoolmates surrounded her in a room full of purple candy! Sculptures made of purple grape rock candy crystals lined the walls. At each table, there were jars of purple candy: purple jelly beans, purple grape salt water taffy, and even purple gumballs. Violet picked up a purple gumball. It was the first time she had tried gum, and she loved it.
The Beauregardes were thrilled that their daughter was having such a good time. Even the schoolmates, as they chewed on purple gummy bears and sucked on their Purple Whirly Pops, were so delighted by the purple candy party that they forgot about Violet’s rude behavior. It was a happy birthday, indeed.
Violet went on to become a finalist in a contest held by Willy Wonka himself! She was very excited until an unfortunate blueberry accident occurred...