CatsCast 3: What Cats (and Dragons) Do

What Cats (and Dragons) Do is a CatsCast original.

What Cats (and Dragons) Do

by KT Bryski

Far away in the hill country, there lived a small black cat. Though people enough lived in a nearby town, he belonged only to himself. Sometimes he climbed the town’s old stone walls and prowled its old stone lanes, for he was very fond of sunny window ledges and fresh milk.

If he was lonely, he didn’t think much of it. A cat feeds well enough on its own company.

On this particular day, the cat was curled fast asleep on the hillside. Pale trees whispered under a bleached summer sky. Long grass drooped in the heat; morning light fell like shards of white glass.

Sudden rumbling shook the morning. Like a muddy river, a dragon surged from the hilltop. Wingless, sinuous, it scuttled on four stumped legs and nearly tripped over the cat in its haste. Righting itself, the dragon gave a slow, lipless smile. Its jaws opened wide, jagged teeth dripping —

“Where,” said the cat, “is my apology?”

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About the Author

KT Bryski

KT Bryski is a queer Canadian author and podcaster. Her short fiction has appeared in many places, including the Deadlands, Lightspeed, and Nightmare. She’s won the Parsec Award and has been a finalist for the Sunburst, Aurora, and Eugie awards. KT also co-chairs ephemera: a monthly reading series (find it on YouTube!). When she’s not writing, KT frolics through Toronto enjoying choral music and craft beer. Visit her at

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About the Narrator

Rish Outfield

Rish Outfield, menaced by a giant catRish Outfield is a writer, podcaster, and audiobook narrator, who is pleased to be presenting on the Catscast again. While he has been accused of being a dog person, and he doesn’t technically have a cat of his own, let it be known that he has always rooted for Tom over Jerry.

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