Tough As They Come
by J. M. Davis
A young man learns his mother did not die twenty years earlier as he had been led to believe. A story of redemption, heroism, and a bit of luck. Billy’s mother gives him a hug, a pack of Juicy Fruit Gum, and a sealed envelope to give to the nice Chinese lady, who will take care of him, while his mother is away for two weeks. Weeks turn into months, months into years, until two decades have passed.