Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 103

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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 102
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He could only stand and stare at the swaying colgante. Slow-motion seconds dripped by. Each raindrop that slipped off the silver chain hung for a moment before falling ever so slowly into the spring hidden beneath the ground.

Jack took a deep breath, trying to force the rain, the wind, the mud, from his mind. All the while, over the frenzied pounding of his heart, beyond the measured ticking of time, a voice in his head repeated a horrifying refrain.

Too late. Too late. Too late.

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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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