I first encountered THE2NDHAND when I bought a used book online. I can’t remember the book, but I do remember a broadsheet I received in the envelope, a fine short story by Patrick Somerville. It turns out that they also have a website where they post short stories, and they ended up liking “Faith” enough to put it up. I read an excerpt of this story at the Sulu Reading series in NYC, which was almost two years ago…? Man, where does the time go. Anyway, you can now read it in full. Much thanks to Rhian Ellis for writing After Life, which inspired this short story.