18-year-old Billy Maddox is heading to Tucson’s Motel 6 for what promises to be a night of mindless fun with his ex-girlfriend. He quickly finds, though, that Darla Littlefield’s penchant for trouble-making has steered him on a collision course with law enforcement. As the full extent of his dysfunctional relationship materializes before his eyes, Billy realizes he needs to make changes fast. But Jessica Duncan, Billy’s friend from high school, only acts as a source of jealousy for Darla, whose lack of self-control soon achieves new limits. Will things end well for Billy? Who can tell? “Billy and Darla” is a short story from Jay Lemming’s Maddox Men series that describes one young man's journey to maturity over the course of a single night. The characters from “Billy and Darla” also appear in Jay’s literary novel, Billy Maddox Takes His Shot.