Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 116

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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 115
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Tim Sterling scrambled from the antique car, and waved his arms. Brake lights flashed as the pickup swerved. Jack raced up to the cab of the truck. He yanked the door open and pulled the driver out. The two of them tumbled to the ground. The truck rolled across the drive, up the embankment, crashed into a tree and stalled. The din of the gale-force wind seemed even louder after the engine died.

Nessa reached Jack as he rose to his feet. He yanked his captive upright. The gaunt features were unmistakable. “Mr. Tennies!” She stared at Tenspot’s father.

He glowered at her. “So you got me. Now what?”

Jack said, “Now we tell the sheriff we caught the real vandal.”

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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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