Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 41

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JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
ISBN: 978-0-9884095-1-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.

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Continued from Installment 40

 

They hadn’t seen Harey in the past thirty minutes. Right after the rabbit’s footprints vanished, the thin thread of trail they’d followed had evaporated like morning mist. He’d forgotten his GPS and his phone, and they were lost. The only thing worse than learning his explorador skills had gotten rusty since the La Florida expedition was the fact that he was going to have to admit to Nessa he’d gotten them lost. If she didn’t know already. She was across the clearing with Tenspot. The two of them poked around a stand of palmetto, trying to locate the trail again.

He watched her for a few minutes. She was as smart as she was pretty, and the thought of never seeing her again after they found the spring they intended to pass off as the Fountain made him miserable. Maybe getting lost was a good thing. At least they’d be together for a while longer.

Until the storm hit. He looked at the sky. To the west, dark clouds had begun crowding out the brilliant blue. The breeze, still gentle, but growing more brisk by the moment, picked up, ruffling through the trees.

Jack got up and walked over to Nessa and Tenspot. “I think we’re going to have to call off the search and try to find our way back.”

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***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is the pen name of a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity.

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Walled In. When her father is accused of fraud, seventeen year old Vandy Spencer discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception.

Taxing Pecksniffery. Flying frizzles! The year is 2176, a rebellion is brewing, and the boss wants a recon report. Ichann Count is all wet as a spy, but she plunges into the fray. Will she emerge with her memory banks intact?

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2 comments on “Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 41
  1. Gina says:

    I enjoyed reading my first excerpt of “Jack and the Fountain of Youth”. Thank you for sharing.

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