JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.
They’d talked until well past three in the morning, falling asleep only when the winds calmed as the eye of Hurricane Lulu passed over. Jack had barely paid attention to the fast-moving storm. He’d been focused on Nessa. He wanted to learn everything about her. If Bradley could analyze the water sample and unlock the mystery, he intended to spend the rest of his life—the rest of a normal life—talking to her.
He hooked up his phone, and glanced at the desk. The FRESH PEACHES jar was gone!
He let out a shocked cry. The mattress creaked again, as Nessa sat up, her sweet face frightened. “What’s wrong, Jack?”
***** 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.
The Demise of Fyne Literature. Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes.
Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?
Walled In. When her father is accused of fraud, seventeen year old Vandy Spencer discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception.
Taxing Pecksniffery. Flying frizzles! The year is 2176, a rebellion is brewing, and the boss wants a recon report. Ichann Count is all wet as a spy, but she plunges into the fray. Will she emerge with her memory banks intact?