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THE LISTENING WALL

by

Jon Swan

After she cut his ears off, she pinned them to the wall with the others.

They had never listened to her, any of them. Now they had no choice. Ears of all sizes, shapes and colors, hanging on her every word.

It was comforting to know they were there.

She told them her secrets. Vented her anger. Voiced her concerns. They never tuned out. Never laughed at her. Never complained.

Who says listening is a lost art?






ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Jon Swan is the author of the memoir The Napalmed Lawn and Other Memories (Linear Arts 2000). His work has appeared or soon will in Gargoyle, Hobart, Pindeldyboz and House-Taken-Over, among others. He lives in New York and is the fiction editor of The Citizen.








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