The Mustard Wyrm is final installment of a series of stories called The Great Game by James Vachowski and narrated by Barry J Northern. To find other episodes in the series search for the tag The Great Game.
The Great Game, Part 7–The Mustard Wyrm
By James Vachowski
What is that infernal screeching? In God’s Holy Name, child, leave that poor cat alone!
Eh? Music? So you say. To these ears it sounded more like a banshee being skinned alive. Do yourself a favor and quit now, while you still have your youth. Your talents clearly lie beyond the world of music, and I dare say you will need all available time to discover your true skill. By virtue of your heinous display of what I can only assume was intended to be a strain from Schubert, it is safe for us to rule out the violin as your life’s calling.
Besides, any devotee knows there is but a single instrument worthy of mastery. Which one, you say? Do you jest? Surely your music professor has taught you the wonder of the bagpipes? No? Child, the pipes are the birthright of the Highlanders, the instrument of ancient Scottish kings! Here now, be a good lad and wrap that quilt round my knees. Close the window as well. The night grows cold, and I fear we have tormented the neighbors enough for one evening, what with your attempts at harmony.