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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 82

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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 81
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Jack stood. A blast of wind and rain train-engined into them, and Nessa stumbled against him. He caught her, held her upright. Over the roar of the squall, a deeper, mechanical rumbling grew louder.

Sly Liaberco’s red Chevy inched into the yard, the windshield wipers thumping across the glass to a hip-hop beat. Mr. Liaberco looked at them through the side window, his face pale in the stormy murk. When the wind and rain subsided, he opened the door and got out, leaving the car running. He darted around a puddle, his yellow slicker flaring out behind him. A gust of wind lifted his rain hat off his head. Mr. Liaberco caught it before it hit the ground, and stopped in front of Jack and Nessa.

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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:

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

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