Oh, please excuse me, alto. I have been away from Medium living my life and did not see your question. Well, here is the definition of the word lift from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

Origin and Etymology of lift

Middle English, from Old English lyft

First Known Use: before 12th century




Simple Definition of lift

  • : to move (something or someone) to a higher position
  • : to rise up from the ground or some other surface
  • : to move (someone or something) to a higher condition or position

It looks to me like I was using this word correctly as in you lifted up my story. Again, because you published your response to my original response in Crossing Genres, my story is now with yours in your publication. That’s all.

It certainly doesn’t take much for you to write a threatening email to me:


You used the term “lifted” in regards to your post and my comment on it. That says to anyone who reads those words that I used it when I shouldn’t have or I stole it. We both know that is not true. I have asked you to clarify twice. You have done nothing. This will be the last time I request that you clarify your words or I will both contact an attorney, and contact Medium to remove you from the platform for libel. Because that is what this is.

Allan Rae

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