Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 107

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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 106
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The sides of the hole he’d dug began to collapse, narrowing the opening. The earth was healing the gash that had allowed the spring to rise to the surface. The oozing mud shifted, and Jack braced himself, half expecting to be sucked from his feet by the relentless flow.

Nessa tugged his arm. He didn’t move, couldn’t move. His gaze remained fixed on the spring. In a matter of seconds, no trace of the Fountain would exist. He blinked, realizing the extent of his…his what? Luck? Was coming to Everyoung, meeting Nessa, and finding the Fountain merely a stroke of chance? Or something more?

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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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