Afterlife Modern Radio Drama Episode 5: Hollywood Forever

 

The corpse of Jimmy Jennings arrives at the morgue. The ghost of Jimmy Jennings meets another ghost, weighs his options and hitches a ride with a familiar face.

“At the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Mortuary and Crematorium the van dropped Jimmy off. He followed his old meat-cage inside, but stopped at the entrance to the fridge. He didn’t need to go in there. Besides, there might be something in there he didn’t want to see … like someone who’d undergone an autopsy.

It was what it was, but still… He didn’t want to see all that. Instead, he walked through the empty hallways. At the end of the same corridor in which he stood, he saw a woman in a hospital gown—another ghost.

He put up one hand: an empathetic greeting in acknowledgement of their ostensibly similar situations; he couldn’t bring himself to smile or wave.

She returned his salute.

He wondered if she knew she was dead.

She grinned.

Yes, Jimmy postulated, she knew. He wondered how long the woman had been here. Hers must be another body in the cooler. One of the technicians had come out of the fridge from storing a new guest when he’d arrived.

Jimmy supposed that a good-natured ghostly associate was better than a shrieking or weeping one; all the same, he wondered what she was grinning about. So far, Jimmy hadn’t found any of this amusing. He wasn’t feeling depressed about being dead—actually, he was glad to be finally moving around. Now that he had left his house he wanted to be away from his body too, but Jimmy didn’t have any ideas about what to do next.”

» Afterlife Modern Radio Drama is based on the book AFTERLIFE by Maxximillian Dafoe—read the first 7 chapters free, tap here.

» Award-nominated Afterlife Modern Radio Drama is a paranormal satire from Maxximillian Dafoe, the creator of the Mollyville dystopian fantasy series. For more from Maxximillian Dafoe visit maxximilliandafoe.com; for podcasts from Maxximillian Dafoe visit podcasts.maxximilliandafoe.com.

» Afterlife Modern Radio Drama Episode 5: Hollywood Forever Musical Feature: “Rich Man In The Sky” by Otis McDonald

Afterlife Modern Radio Drama is written, produced and performed by Maxximillian Dafoe. Afterlife Modern Radio Drama is a Raven + Crow production.

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