A huge thank you to C.S. Boyack for this feature on the Lisa Burton Radio Show!
Welcome to another edition of Lisa Burton Radio. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl, and today we’re calling back into the nineteen-sixties. I just need to hook up this Einstein-Rosen switchboard.
Done, and we’re connecting.
“Eastham Correctional Facility.”
“Good morning. This is Lisa Burton, and I have an appointment to speak with Charlie Riddle.”
“Very good, ma’am. The prisoner is standing by. I’ll connect you.”
“Hello. Lisa? Lisa Burton?”
“Is this Charlie Riddle?”
CR: Yeah, it’s me.
“Charlie, I’m sure we’re all sorry about your circumstances. We’d like to understand how you got to this point in your life.”
“It’s a long story, but if you’ve got time, I have plenty to spare. I grew up in Odessa, Texas. If you’ve never been there, it’s flat land with nothing but sand and oil wells. My ol’ man worked the rigs, so as soon as I turned seventeen, I hired…
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