Katya's Gold for Guide Magazine by Marc Aspinall

Guide Magazine

Katya's Gold Part 1-5

Small Excerpt from part 1

“Baba, will you cut my hair?” she asked as she ran into the kitchen. “It’s so hot. Short hair would be much more comfortable.”

“Absolutely not!” said Baba Katya.

“Don’t even think about it,” added Dido Vania.

Katya pouted through supper and chores. As soon as possible, she mumbled a sulky “Good night” and went off to her bedroom, which was on the far side of the house, away from that of her grandparents.

Suddenly she had a brilliant thought: She could cut her hair while her grandparents were asleep! Once it was done, what could they say? Katya managed to keep her eyes open until she was sure her grandparents had drifted off to sleep. Then she stole out of her room and made her way to the living room. She did not dare turn on a light, so she had to go by feel. And by feel, she cut her hair into what she was sure was the same style as Frozina’s.