Violin Practice

by flammeusgladius

Violin Practice

 

Erich Zann, your wild music ain’t bad.
I can tolerate you, loony lad—
Though you put me in touch
With Yog-Sothoth and such.
But that neighbor kid’s stuff drives me mad!

 

—Tom Riley

 

(Note: In Lovecraft’s original story — one of his personal favorites — Zann’s instrument is not a violin. I bow here to popular misconception and ease of allusion. Also, in the original story, the mysterious dark reality behind Zann’s mad music is not clearly any being from the Cthulhu mythos. I represent this dark reality as Yog-Sothoth because he is the Lovecraftian Papa Legba, the Opener of the Way. TR.)