Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 108

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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 107
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The wet dirt flowed faster into the shrinking opening, and a flash of silver caught his eye. His colgante had fallen from the tree branch. It joined the silent, muddy river.

Nessa cried, “Your medal!”

Before he could turn, she dove after it.

His heart fell. He dropped the jar and grabbed for her. He caught her around the waist, and yanked her to her feet. Terror made him shout, “What are you doing?”

She raised a dirt-streaked face, and unballed her fist. “I rescued your medal.”

She’d risked the curse of immortality to save his colgante? He glowered at her, his fear transformed into anger at her carelessness for her own safety.

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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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