For Your Lunchtime Listening

Remember this photo?IMG_1207 Me, in my “recording studio” (aka. The closet).

Now you can listen to “The Wurlitzer” online
at The Drum Literary Magazine.

CLICK HERE

Thank you, Henriette Power at The Drum, for publishing “The Wurlitzer.”
And thanks to you for listening.

Christi

About Christi

Christi Craig is a native Texan living in Wisconsin, working by day as a sign language interpreter and moonlighting as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her stories and essays have appeared online and in print, and she received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest, 2010. You can send comments or questions via her contact page.
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5 Responses to For Your Lunchtime Listening

  1. Thanks for sharing this Christi. It is a wonderful story and you read it so well.

  2. Nina says:

    So glad you shared this! It’s such a cool experience to hear a writer’s voice. Really enjoyed the story.
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  3. What a delight! It’s an outstanding story, and this presentation rocks.

    Did you have a particular Billy Joel song in mind when you came up with that reference? I’m guessing this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5djkVhLjw18

    (Billy’s my main man. I’m old enough to have liked him before he hit it big, and I interviewed him during his “River of Dreams” tour.)
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    • Christi Christi says:

      Thanks so much, Ron!
      You know, this story was based in part on a real-life experience with a piano tuner who broke out into song after he tuned up the Wurlitzer in my house–what a fun surprise. I still laugh when I think about it. So, when I wrote this story I think I had “Only the Good Die Young” in mind. Maybe not a typical song that a character like Melvin would bust out, but then that was what made him such a fun character to write about.

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