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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 101

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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 100
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He gripped the jar in one hand, and charged after her, knowing what was on her mind. If the bank at the edge of the fuente loosened, crumbled in on itself, the Fountain would be lost again. As they raced along the thin path, he looked up at the swaying tops of the shallow-rooted pines. Their strength was only an illusion. Hurricane winds could easily topple them.

And if they fell, they’d crush anyone standing underneath them.

He re-focused on the trail, refusing to allow himself to imagine one of the thick-trunked goliaths crashing to the ground, squashing them under its weight. At least this time getting lost wasn’t a concern. Thanks to the markers they’d left yesterday, they knew exactly where they were going.

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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.

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?

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