Hi All, So, here I am on a Friday evening writing away on my story. This story includes a scene of racist violence. And I am looking for a word for a knife wound that's more like a scratch, but 'scratch' sounds like something your child will get from the running too fast on the playground. I am thinking of something like a riff or a rift? But I can't find any info on these words online, so can any native (English) speakers help be with what word I am looking for, or perhaps you have a suggestion? It's written in British English and takes place in Bristol so American slang may be a bit out of tune with the book Thanks! Best, G. P.S. It's actually a lovely feel-good story by the end but I am only just before the middle now.