The Flash Fiction Offensive, affiliated with Out of the Gutter, is an excellent site for crime fiction, full of published and new writers, writing gritty no-nonsense, and sometimes terrifying, fiction.
It’s great to be part of it.
You can read the story here: http://www.outofthegutteronline.com/2013/10/corner-flag.html
The story’s inspiration is one teenager who thought it was funny to skid his bike across the football field my boys were trying to warm up and then play a league game on, back in Sheffield. I had a moment when I wanted to throw a flag at his wheels.
I didn’t, of course – I’m a respectable fella – but I get my revenge here.