What was your inspiration for “The Listeners”?
I read an article somewhere about someone cutting off his thumb. I don’t remember the details, but it got me thinking about the removal of body parts as a ritual or part of an initiation ceremony. It’s all about symbolism. I decided to have the Listeners slice off their right ears because they think it will help them hear the truth more clearly. That became the driving force behind the plot.”
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