Boy and mom live in a bad area his father turns out to be some kind of royalty
and its much shorter prequel
From personal experience every Jay Cantrell story is at least excellent.
You are too kind by half but I thank you for the compliment.
But it is well deserved. I know I have read most of your stories over and over. I enjoyed them the first time through, and then I will be triggered by something that reminds me of a scene in one of your stories. So I go off to look it up and wind up rereading most if not all of the story once again.
Thank you so much for sharing your writing with us.