Allan Rae

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Welcome to my online portfolio, home to what I feel constitutes my best literary nonfiction, poetry, flash fiction, & photography, with links to my published work, as well as the occasional editorial or research update.

When I Say Connection


I believe you know the moments to which I refer. They are rare, sharing an immediate visceral awareness. They are the moments we yearn to plant a tree then see it grow. To create from nothing what is universal, yet uniquely distinct.

A desire to connect over wit. Then make love outside. Furiously and in the rain. Or celebrate impermanent imperfect life, reflecting on random examples of generous deference. Moments we are moved by the assurance of
grace reflected.

Soothingly rendered. Refreshing, and imprecise.


The Story Of A Boy

"Straight Acting": Be careful what you wish for