Weekend Rumpus Roundup


It’s Monday. You’re working hard. Take a moment to stop and smell the weekend Rumpus roundup.

First, Yumi Sakugawa takes us to the heart of the forest in a comic about a dead spider king.

Then, Liz Prato starts coughing and can’t stop in her Sunday Rumpus essay “In Sickness and In Health“:

What can we and can’t we handle, and who decides? I’ve never been a “God only gives us as much as we can handle” quoter. It implies that, if we reach a point where we can take no more, we have failed.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →