Musea E-mail Club #501. New Musea “Interrogation!”


The new issue of Musea, #173 for Feb/Mar is out in print and at the regular stops that include The MAC, The Inwood, Half Priced Books – the main store, Paperbacks Plus, and Curiosities.

Webmaster Matthew has also posted it on the site.

This is a one act play in verse. It’s called Interrogation. It’s a frightening drama about the worst of future worlds.

The idea came from a biography of the painter Rothko. The college he was teaching painting at, called him in for a talk. Said they were upset at his novel teachings. Reminded him that they were all TEAM players. As if that was an excuse to fall into line.

Here is the first lines of Interrogation


The light was harsh

on its sole object

a painter in a hard back

stiff metal chair.

Somewhere in the dark

sat the questionnaires.

Folded hands and

mechanical voices.

“You are here

of your own free will?”


“You are here

to answer a query

of the school board

that employs you?”

“Let me go.”

“We are not here

to threaten or cajole you.”

“Let me go then.

Let me go…”

“This is only a

few days of your life.

We ask you and

you instruct us.”

[For the rest of the play see and click on issue #173]

Let me know what you think.

Tom Hendricks

(editor of the 17 year old zine Musea) (Musea, named as one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine) (Music, 5 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) (Blog for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages) ; (Myspace Page, New Friends welcome) (Youtube Page, features all my 60 videos)  (Big World Music List, best and first worldwide new music list.)


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