Pseudopod 289: The Rainbow Serpent

by Vincent Pendergast


“The Rainbow Serpent” was first published by Shock Totem in their second issue, July 2010.

Vincent Pendergast lives here and there in the south eastern corner of Australia – sometimes it’s the rural Riverina, and other times the coastal Illawarra, where this story is set.



Your reader this week is Daniel Foley, who previously read Destiny With A Blackberry Sauce for Podcastle.



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“People were clever. They knew Rainbow Serpent, they knew his story. When he sang to them they saw his form and would not come close.

So Rainbow Serpent swallowed the sun, bringing darkness to the land and hiding his true form. When he sang they came willingly, he grew fat again, and everything was good.'”