Episode 06: Point of No Return
Your mind is comprised of the highest technology in existence, but what’s your operating system?
You’re in a conversation. Whatever they’re saying, you don’t agree. The thought pops into your mind that if you say the particular thing you’re thinking, the disagreement will escalate to a level you’re both sure not to enjoy. The problem is this: it’s the one thing you want to say the most. You want to say it more than anything—because it’s true and it’s right, but you can already see the drama on the wall. You resolve not to say it. But the next moment, it’s out of your mouth.
You’re screwed. You said it. They heard it—maybe they even made you repeat it with something like, “WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?” and because you’d already gone too far and can’t see any way back, you repeat the thing you just said.
Last time we visited Mollyville together Goldie was relishing in her freedom from the sticky web of Olsen family secrets, Oedipal sons and the sexually reckless lives of Eva and Bjørn Olsen.
DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE
Musical features for The Mollyville Dystopian Suspense Audio Drama Podcast Episode 06: Point of No Return, in order of occurrence, are “Hang Ups (Want You)” by Otis McDonald and “One More Chance” also by Otis McDonald
This week’s episode features a trailer for Big Data, an audio drama podcast about taking over the internet, from my podcast brethren Ryan Estrada. You’ll hear it right after “One More Chance”. Give it a listen.
Join me next week for Episode 07: Money, Power, Respect. We’ll take a trip down memory lane back in time to Goldie’s not too distant violent past.
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Caveat: The Mollyville Dystopian Audio Drama podcast employs frank language and provocative themes. It is intended for a mature audience.
A dystopia is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening. It is translated as “not-good place”, an antonym of utopia, a term that was coined by Sir Thomas More and figures as the title of his most well-known work, Utopia (the blueprint for an ideal society with no crime or poverty). Dystopian societies appear in many artistic works, particularly in stories set in the future. Some of the most famous examples are 1984 and Brave New World. Dystopias are often characterized by dehumanization, totalitarian governments, environmental disaster, or other characteristics associated with a cataclysmic decline in society. Dystopian societies appear in many subgenres of fiction and are often used to draw attention to real-world issues regarding society, environment, politics, economics, religion, psychology, ethics, science, and/or technology. (Source: Wikipedia)