Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 33

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Jack Cover with border small canvas

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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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 33


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“My name? That’s crazy.” Tenspot swung his leg over his bike and settled on the seat. He wheeled in a circle, then stopped. “You guys aren’t puttin’ me on, are you? I mean, you’re really going to look for something in the woods, right? You really want me to be a guide?”

“Yes,” Nessa said, at the same moment Jack said, “.”

“Okay, then. I’ll be back in a few minutes. I’m goin’ home to get supplies.”

“Will your dad let you?” Jack asked.

The boy shrugged. “He’ll be okay once I tell him I have a job to do.”

Tenspot rode away.

“I don’t think he’s your source,” Nessa said.

“I agree. Not unless he is Hollywood’s next million dollar kid actor.”

“So we’re right back where we were—which is to say, nowhere.”

“Do you think the tipster meant to stir up questions about that Bradley guy you mentioned?”

“I told you I’m not going to talk about Bradley.” Nessa spun on her heel. “I have to finish the last order. Why don’t you wait out here and let me know when Richard shows up?”

She stomped into the greenhouse, her back stiff.

Jack started after her, then stopped. If he followed her, looked into her eyes, touched her, all the words he couldn’t say might tumble out. Telling her how he felt would hurt both of them.

But he owed her an apology. He’d just have to be careful about keeping his heart from giving him away.


***** 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.

Also by HL Carpenter:

The SkyHorse. Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck–until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

Pirate Summer. When her brother disappears, Josey is sure she knows where he’s gone. And the only way to bring him home is to travel two hundred years into the past with a boy she can’t trust.


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