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Rachel Ratner

Rachel Ratner

Portland, OR, USA

Rachel Ratner is a writer and event producer living in Portland, Oregon. She earned her MFA in creative nonfiction at Oregon State University. Her work has appeared in The Essay Daily, The Oregon Stater, and live storytelling events like BackFence PDX. She is working on a collection of essays about literal and figurative messes.

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Josh & Rach 4ever

* Story contains bad language

Perhaps their bodies sensed the heartache ahead, the disappointment that waited—that they couldn’t hold onto this version of reality. So they let go of it.