Rachel Innes

Creative Writing

Negotiations and then some

the hole in the pocket of my winter coat gives way to loose change and looser thoughts, and I make a note to revisit that particular issue at another time.   now the cold coke and cigarettes man is asking about the ‘catastrophe of my personality’ and the clouds are lighter than on the day…

TV, Venue

Call the Midwife

The women of BBC’s hugely successful Call the Midwife cycled onto our screens in 2012. Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth, it follows the work of a group of midwives in London’s East End in the late 1950s. Covering every social and medical issue under the sun with grace and a fair amount of…

TV, Venue

Oldie but goldie: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

‘Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one.’ So begin the early episodes of 90s cult classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Created by TV icon Joss Whedon, Buffy is a show so ingrained in pop culture, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of…

Creative Writing, Venue

Way back when

I stand among the branches. If I close my eyes there’s only green; only the tang of pine and the calculated creaking of wood as the boy I know lifts himself higher. We are giants. But then, all too abruptly, I hear sirens and car exhausts and mid-noughties hits from a neighbour’s window. They go…

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