Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 117

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Jack Cover with border small canvas

by HL Carpenter
ISBN: 978-0-9884095-1-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.


Continued from Installment 116
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Mr. Sterling puffed to a halt beside them. He said, “What’s he talking about, Tenner?”

Mr. Tennies clamped his lips together and refused to answer.

Mr. Sterling said, “Tenner?”

Nessa raised Jack’s phone and punched in the emergency number.

Five minutes later, the shriek of a police siren preceded the sheriff’s patrol car down the highway. The cruiser swished off the pavement and jolted to a halt behind the Mr. Sterling’s car, its lightbar flashing blue and red. Sheriff Garrison jumped out, took in the scene with one swift glance, and began barking orders. “Tim, get your old relic out of way. Jack, let go of Tenner. Nessa, step back.”

While they scrambled to do her bidding, the sheriff snapped a command into her radio. Then, eyeing them all, she added, “And one of you better tell me what’s going on here. Immediately.”


***** 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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