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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 41

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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 41


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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. Jack had 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.

She was as smart as she was pretty. How would he survive never seeing her again after they found the spring they intended to pass off as the Fountain? Maybe getting lost was a good thing. At least they’d be together a while longer.

Until the storm hit.

To the west, dark clouds had begun crowding out the brilliant blue of the sky. The breeze, still gentle, but growing brisker by the moment, ruffled through the trees.

Jack got up and walked to Nessa and Tenspot. “I think we will have to call off the search and find our way back.”


***** 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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