Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 123

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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 122
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Mr. Tennies smirked. “Little fairies told me.”

Sheriff Garrison said, “Come on, Tenner. Quit playing games. Criminal mischief and criminal trespass are both misdemeanors, carrying a sentence of up to sixty days. If Cori and Nessa decide to press charges, and you’re convicted in county court, you’re going to jail. Think of your boy. Tenspot needs you.”

Mr. Tennies flinched, and pressed his lips together sullenly.

Jack said, “I have a theory, Sheriff.”

Mr. Sterling inched closer. Sheriff Garrison raked a disgusted look over Mr. Tennies, and shrugged in resignation. “Well, spit it out then. Sure doesn’t look like Tenner is willing to talk.”

“Remember the fairies?” Jack spoke to Nessa, but he kept his gaze on Mr. Tennies.

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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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