It was a lovely spring morning, and Rainbow Brite and
Twink sprite were up bright and early. They had so much
Rainbow Brite looked over her long list of jobs. "First we'll color the meadows," she said. "We must
make sure that they are luscious and beautiful."
"...and dotted with wildflowers!" added Twink, as he skipped
"Yes, wildflowers of every color." Rainbow Brite smiled and made
an addition to her list. "What a wonderful idea."
Happy little Twink bounded so high that he shook the leaves of a
tree branch overhead.
"Oh yes...and we mustn’t forget the trees!" Rainbow Brite concentrated on her list again. "We’ll work on those next. Let's see,
we’ll need pink blossoms for the cherry trees, white for the
magnolias, purple for. . . "
Rainbow Brite looked up just in time to see Lurky swoop up Twink
in his giant butterfly net.
"Well done, Lurky!" Murky Dismal bellowed. "Now..." he glared
at Rainbow Brite, "Come with me or the sprite is mine...FOREVER!"
Twink trembled with fear as Lurky loaded him onto the Grunge
"With you in my power," Murky Dismal said to Rainbow Brite, "I
shall make sure springtime never comes again. No more cheerful
trees and flowers to depress me, no more disgusting blue skies or
yellow sunshine. No more anything!" Murky Dismal laughed
"Don’t give in to him, Rainbow Brite!" cried brave little Twink. "You mustn't give in!"
Rainbow Brite knew that she had to think positively. She shut her
eyes and thought, "There must be a way out of this." And then, in a flash, it came to her. Rainbow Brite took a huge
handful of green Star Sprinkles from her pocket. As she passed
them through her fingertips, they began to shimmer and glow.
Quickly she tossed the Star Sprinkles all over herself from head to
toe until she blended perfectly with the trees and grass around her.
"Hey! Where’d she go?" Murky Dismal glowered at Lurky.
"G-g-g-g-gosh, boss, I don‘t know," Lurky stammered, forgetting all about his net as he peered behind some bushes.
"Drat! She‘s DISAPPEARED!" Murky Dismal looked confused.
Just then, Twink felt the net being lifted off of him. Next, he was
lifted magically from the Grunge Buggy as if by thin air.
"Don’t worry," whispered the invisible Rainbow Brite, "it’s me."
Murky Dismal was astounded to see Twink vanishing down the
green path in mid-air. "You bumbling fool!" he screamed at Lurky. "Now we've lost them both!"
Just as Rainbow Brite crossed the bridge into Rainbow Land, the
green color faded from her hair, skin and clothes so that she
became visible again.
"Gosh, Twink, that was a close one!" Rainbow Brite sighed as
she hugged her little friend.
Twink grinned. "I knew you’d think of a way out." And he
bounced up just high enough to wave to a passing bluebird.
"It just goes to show," smiled Rainbow Brite, "that a little
positive thinking really can make troubles disappear!"
Then the two set off to finish bringing all the colors of spring to