Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 119

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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 118
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Nessa clasped Jack’s hand. Mr. Sterling crowded close to Sheriff Garrison’s left shoulder. They all waited for Mr. Tennies to speak.

He shifted his weight and leaned against the sheriff’s cruiser, resting his narrow backside on his manacled hands. “I came to offer my assistance in removing the tree from the drive.”

“And took a side trip into the greenhouse office?” Sheriff Garrison flicked sheets of paper between her first and second fingers. She’d confiscated the lab results from Mr. Tennies’s jacket pocket during the routine pat down after she’d issued his Miranda warning. “Come on, Tenner. The truth.”

“Truth is, this is all a misunderstanding.”

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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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