Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 130

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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 129
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“Holy smoke!” Mr. Sterling whipped a pair of reading glasses from his pocket and shot forward. “This medalla is an extremely rare sixteenth century Spanish artifact. Mind if I take a closer look?” Without waiting for her answer, he scooped the pendant from Nessa’s palm as Jack’s phone signaled an incoming text.

Jack glanced at the display.  “Maybe I don’t know everything about the Fountain.”

Nessa said, “What do you mean?”

He turned the screen so she could read the message.

Checked legends. No danger from reversing spell. Should be enough in the jar for sponge baths. Will bring two sponges. Tia Bella

—The End—

But only of the story.
Real romance never ends.

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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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