Mollyville Modern Radio Drama
By Maxximillian Dafoe
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Embrace your inner expatriate and come away to this new wild west where we live free in our off-grid paradise commune nestled in the green valley of a mountain range jutting out of the sea. No rules. Plenty of consequences. About the place, Mollyville... Rich with cutting-edge technology and abundant in natural resources, Mollyville thrives as a self-policing, paradise community with beaches, cliffs, exotic forests and a system of unknowably vast subterranean caverns that extend beyond sight. Social media is a construct of the past. No emails. No smart phones. No telephones. It's a whole new world separated from ours by distance, exclusion from world maps, and self-reliance. Mollyville is completely off-the-grid. The tenet in mollyville is “Nothing living shall go without love, companionship or care—not a snake, not a tree, not a house—not ever.” It is a covenant all residents have agreed to uphold on a personal level at all times. Mollyvillian culture is unique in the way that there’s no formal law enforcement, but rather an integrity-based peacekeeping by way of calling for ‘a recognizing’ when it’s deemed by influential members of the community that the peace and/or safety of Mollyville is threatened. In this instance, a fluctuating, self-assigned faction of residents take on roles of marauders to exact (a sometimes brutal) satisfaction, making a demand of retribution on behalf of the perceived victims or the community at large, and redistributing their wealth to those who are esteemed to be the most deserving under the circumstances, which sometimes but not always results in the deaths of the targets—though, this happens only in the most extreme cases of offense to the community. Freedom is recognized as one of many inalienable rights and the culture dictates residents give each other a wide berth, tolerating all but some transgressions in the name of keeping the peace. About the story… Bjørn Olsen, a healing psychopath in the golden years of self-recovery, struggles to maintain his cool in the idyllic seaside commune of Mollyville. Plagued by rotten adult children, a careless promiscuous wife, and a vindictive ex-girlfriend, Bjørn finds himself struggling against his dark side to stay in the light. Infuriated by his blackmailing son and fueled by his own jealousy, he hunts his wife’s used-to-be best-friend at the local bar and makes the terrible mistake of approaching her. He had no idea she’d become so bitter. Shouting allegations, she causes a scene. As the salacious gossip rips through Mollyville, whispers of ‘a recognizing’ bleed through the community, Bjørn begins to fear that he, his wife Eva—and maybe all of the Olsens are targets for murder. Miles away, new arrivals to Mollyville, Janik and Nohl, two dodgy grifters tired of selling ‘sensual massages’ and asking for rooms and food on credit, decide to give up their lives of petty crime, allowing themselves to be mentored in the hopes of making Mollyville their new home. Plateau Nick, a crazy artist who prefers life in the forest, offers them a better way of life, and it looks promising, but they are soon to discover that—just like every other place they’ve been—there will be a price to pay. Cast of Characters (partial) Bjørn Olsen Middle-aged. Healing psychopath in his golden-years of self-recovery. Still has urges but no longer struggles with his desire to act upon them. He’s got his life the way he wants it. As he suspected, his ability to resist violence and the behavior patterns that lead him to it increased once he brought balance into his life through physical fitness, meditation and a loving romantic relationship with a woman he respects and admires. No longer a playboy but still a romantic, Bjørn pushes his own boundaries in his quest to satiate his curiosity about a dangerous beauty he’s been a
||ExplicitEpisode 015: Touch Me, Tease Me||The couple that plays together stays together.||4/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit“Inner Visions” from Mollyville Modern Radio Drama||When Your Thoughts Are Like A Bad Neighborhood: How-To Evoke Mental Sunshine||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMollyville Episode 014: Family Affair||Plateau Nick delivers unwitting incomers to Mollyville’s most nefarious resident.||3/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 013: See No Evil||Would you follow through on your promise to enact vengeance even if it meant hurting a friend?||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 012: Who’s The Boss||Imagination paves the way for destiny.||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 011: Requiem For A Dream||Forget the mistakes of the past—the tendency of all life is upward.||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 010: Sugar-Free||The greatest remedy in the world is change.||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 09: As A Man Thinketh||He who can think the new about everything every day will always be well.||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 08: Fresh Meat — Plateau Nick||A gigolo duo blows into town—theyd been a trio but the third man died under violent circumstances.||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 07: Money, Power, Respect||At the root of every desire is the belief that its attainment will increase our well-being.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 06: Point of No Return||Your mind is comprised of the highest technology in existence, but whats your operating system?||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05: Ties That Bind||How much freedom do we really allow others when we criticize another’s behavior, lifestyle, or beliefs?||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: What Lies Beneath||Given a choice which would you choose—an unpleasant truth or a comfortable lie?||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: A Bird in the Hand||The most powerful seducer is our desire for a taste of the unknown.||9/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: First World Problems||How far would you go to satisfy your curiosity about a beautiful stranger?||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMollyville Modern Radio Drama Episode 01: What You Wish For||A psychopath in the golden years of self-recovery struggles to stay in the light as things fall apart.||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
American Psycho Family
Binging Mollyville this afternoon I got a sense of a world where the 80's never ended, where sex is currency, and decency is a luxury. It reminded me of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho and this is Patrick Bateman's fantasy family. Everyone is on the edge of killing the stranger they just met or taking them home for a good time. This is romance on a speedball and Maxximilian conveys sexiness, urgency, and flippancy with deft precision. I'm eager to hear more!
A poem for Mollyville
As I lay finger to key,
I wonder how it would be,
To live in Mollyville.
Would I mingle with the townsfolk
Make them laugh with a funny joke?
Perhaps I would write near a rain kissed window sill.
The Olsen's parties and friends hold too much clout.
They'd probably just kick me to the curb and call me a lout.
This is a place of freedom and will.
But maybe I'd just be me.
Watching the tide roll in on the sea.
Just sit and drink
And ponder and drink.
Fun Escapist Audio Drama
Recently discovered this podcast after searching for audio dramas...hope its just on a short break!