by Cat Sparks
read by Dawn Meredith
First published in The Never Never Land
I fell in love with a dragon boy when I was seventeen. The dragon train – five creatures long—camped near Grimpiper in the days before it crossed the Great Divide. Beyond the stones lay the Dead Red Heart. Our ’stead nestled in amongst the shadow dunes. Close enough to the Sand Road, not too close to its bandits and its warlords.
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Cat Sparks is a multi-award-winning Australian author, editor and artist whose former employment has included: media monitor, political and archaeological photographer, graphic designer, Fiction Editor of Cosmos Magazine and Manager of Agog! Press. She’s currently finishing a PhD in climate change fiction. Her short story collection The Bride Price was published in 2013. Her debut novel, Lotus Blue, will be published by Skyhorse in March, 2017. Find her online at http://catsparks.net/ or @CatSparks
Dawn is an author for kids and YA in non-fiction and fiction, singer/songwriter, Specialist Literacy Teacher and Artist. She has always wanted to do voiceovers and narration and is excited to be a part of podcastle! Dawn’s debut fantasy novel is due out later this year.
As a child Dawn lived in England, Australia and Norway. She lives with her family in the Blue Mountains NSW.