Shirley Golden

Shirley Golden’s stories can be found in print and online in various places, such as Crooked Cat Publishing, 1000WORDS, The Glass Woman Prize and Ether Books. Writing is her obsession, getting published and occasionally paid is the icing on top! To find out more, please visit her website or tweet to her.

Stories by Shirley Golden

Paper Cut Girl

Illustrated by Péter János Novák

She can’t remember when it started. She leans forward in the wooden chair, shuts out the drone of Ms Fells. She folds the page in her lap, runs her finger and thumb along the crease. Flatten it. Fold it up, hide it. She stares down at the notepad, paper-soft and harmless. She rips, runs an …