Mischief by C G Holder

He is a provocateur; a sly, appraising glance begins the game. He will proposition your wife or goad you to fury with arguments he doesn’t believe. There is  no philosophy guiding the provocation; no pricking of pretensions. The aim is simply to kick up hot sparks, to watch them flare and sting in the darkness, which, now, is pulsing and palpable.

C G Holder lives in Gloucestershire, UK where he is much affected by the seasons. He has had work published in Right Hand Pointing, One Sentence Poems and Ink, Sweat and Tears.

Photo by Krystle Mikaere