JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.
Jack braked as he rounded the drive’s second curve, and the truck swayed, sliding on the wet sand. The hunched figure of the fleeing cyclist came into view, then vanished again around the third curve. Jack spun the steering wheel, sped into the next straightaway, but each twist in the driveway forced him to brake, and every slow-down gave the bike rider the advantage of another second.
Nessa said, “Why’s he trying to outrace us? He must know he can’t get away. And even if he does, we know where he lives.”
“Sí, but if he makes it home, it will be our word against his.” As they rounded the final curve, Jack shouted, “That’s why he’s running!”
***** 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?