Pseudopod 289: The Rainbow Serpent

The Rainbow Serpent

by Vincent Pendergast

read by Daniel Foley

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.

About the Author

Vincent Pendergast

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

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