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**PRINT: A GAME I ONCE ENJOYED, by Chicago's Patrick Somerville, is THE2NDHANDís 32nd broadsheet. Somerville's work previously appeared in No.24 in 2007, and this Somervilleís second broadsheet since the release of his short-story collection, Trouble, in 2006 marks the first since his novel The Cradle launched into the cultural imagination with coverage in the form of reviews in places as high as the New York Times Book Review. Donít let that turn you off, though; Somervilleís work is viscerally humorous and elegantly dramatic as the best out there, as evidenced in this epic story, about a chess game whose stakes might well be higher than its players know. Also in this issue: a short from Ohio scribe Daniel Gallik.

**WEB: ITINERARY: MENANDER/MEANDER Doug Milam
PICKY and BLACK MANTA Quincy Rhoads
WING & FLY: MILAM, WIRTHLIN w/ mobile fiction; also: EDGAR MOLLERE, ERIC DURCHHOLZ | Todd Dills
THE PAIN YOU SEEM TO BE EXPERIENCING Maria Parrott
GROCERY STORE LAUNCHPAD C.T. Ballentine
THE CLEANER Amanda Marbais
HIDEOUS BOUNTY: THIRTY-THREE | Andrew Davis
NAMELESS Dennis Foley
BREADSTICKS Russell Helms
ITINERARY: ALL TIMES APPROXIMATE Ryan Strong

MENANDER/MEANDER
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Doug Milam

Composed and broadcast live over the course of one workday embroiled in language corruption, via Milam's Twitter feed. Milam is a frequent contributor to THE2NDHAND and blogs here.

8:16 a.m.: Waking up from tossed and turned dreams, eggs the color of a low sun, coffee strong to get a move on and meander in fragments, etyms, eyes

9:07: Gandering along the bay, fishing boat in dry dock for ten grand, heart-shaped vine on an old silo, meat = murder painted over, alley rails

THE LEFT HAND: Soap, Lit

9:29: Passing billboard, "Recession 101: Become the recessionista your parents always wanted." Courier, no attribution. At work, discuss torture.

10:30: Laugh at email tagline: "security is everyones responsibility" -- wither the apostrophe, weather whither, whence, weardown, werwulf, freeman

11:53: Along the Via Texta, echoes of Eco, Ecos of echo, then "Rock You Like A Hurricane" melds to "I wouldn't say I've been *missing* it, Bob."

1:20 p.m.: Cooling off with Italian plums after joga bonito in the lunchtime sun, a sticker on the door reads, "I heart the restroom to myself"

1:29: 2 01204 00287 0 is vegan and wheat-free @ PCC #9-Greenlake; "Is this a FINAL print quantity? Or estimated?"

1:32: "Meal-on-the-go. Delicious has finally met nutritious!TM. This product contains 29% organic ingredients."

1:50: "Want some more nice? Once you're gone, you're not legally allowed to come back and visit family and friends. 8 USC 1182(a)(10)(E)."

1:59: insert into t..worthy select top 10 * from government g inner join ethics e on g.id = e.id where e.integrity != 0 and g.blackbudget = 0

2:02: Msg 208, Level 16, State 1, Line 1 Invalid object name 'government'.

3:04: Sensory deprivation, cube stasis leads to a reggae version of You Make Me Feel Brand New; Safire parody Whoppers Junior sates for a time

3:58: Nouns in a series compounded or alone, Chromakey Dreamcoat and Dayvan Cowboy, Tears from the Compound Eye, an hour to go, old path/new bgnng

4:58: A scroll, a long roll of virtual papyrus, a palimpsest impossible but for Menander, and put the needle on the record, play it long, onefouro

MORE BY DOUG MILAM

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