1819. The child prodigy

(Warning: there could be swearing)

Cornelius Dresdomida-Heregofinsopt was the most astonishing child prodigy since Adam was a boy. He was a musician. His two main instruments were piano and piccolo. You wouldn’t believe what he could do with a piccolo! Astonishing!

Since the age of five he had shown a remarkable talent for piano, and he celebrated his tenth birthday by playing Dmitri Smith’s 14th Piano Concerto in A minor accompanied by the Ulaanbaatar Symphony Orchestra.

Reviews were stunning. The fact that he played one of his own compositions as an encore proved that the world was on the cusp of discovering a talent so divine it made Bach look like a headless chicken.

Cornelius went on to become one of the greats of all time. Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Dresdomida-Heregofinsopt tripped off everyone’s tongue. Not only that, but he became the richest musician ever to hit the world stage. He was regarded as a phenomenon; a living icon; the incarnation of Michael the Archangel. Then he died, well into his eighties, leaving a body of work so vast that people were in disbelief.

Except none of this happened. Because when he was five years old and asked his parents if he could learn the piano, his father simply said, “No kid of mine is going to grow up a fuckin’ pansy.”

And that was that.

28 thoughts on “1819. The child prodigy

    1. Bruce Guðmund Post author

      I hope in your alternative ending you don’t have the poor boy die.
      Re surname – so many bloggers have exotic nomenclature – so I’m going to dandy up my name online (probably temporarily) and I haven’t finished dandying it up yet! I am going back to the earliest known written format of my names – Brieuse Bernhard Piers-Gûdmönd. Do you think it look exotic enough?

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  1. observationblogger

    When you said, ‘could be swearing’ I became obsessed just looking for swear words. And then when his father said what he did, I felt a great sigh of relief Cornelius was duly effected. Coincidentally, I just found out today my daughter received the highest report card scores from three grades of preschooling in her school. I told her she was a F&/king showoff and females should pursue other things.

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  2. badfinger20

    Swearing is good for the soul…well… that’s a bit sacrilegious

    So what did Cornelius’s dad give him? What was un-pansy enough? Guitar, Drums, Heroin?

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