Posts Tagged: mourning

Rumpus Original Fiction: Day of the Dead


Octavio is tired, tired of trying to separate what he remembers so vividly from the memories he can barely make out in the fog. ...more
The Beatles - White Album

Elegy with Records on the Doorstep


The old music still filled pits in him like sawdust and wood glue do a nail hole. The songs didn’t say anything new over the years, but they provided home when he missed it. ...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup


First, shaky cultural bridges are strengthened through mourning in Lito Velázquez’s Saturday Essay, “A Taste of Something, Slowly Over Time.”

Then, Brandon Hicks offers an illustrated early Valentine’s Day treat: true love and eternal happiness is churned out in the automated romantic experience of a lifetime.




I long to learn from my darkest teachers, feel the stab of their spectacular rejection. Perhaps I feel most alive when I’m hurting. ...more