Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 87

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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 86
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Nessa’s fingers tightened on Jack’s arm. The effect the words had on her made Jack angry all over again. He snapped, “What do you want?”

“A fair trade. We can help each other, if you know what I mean.” Mr. Liaberco rattled the papers. “I’ll keep quiet about these results, and you can write up the story on the Fountain for the Pryer. In return, I want the scoop about this latest con scheme your little girlfriend here is cooking up.”

Nessa froze at his side.

Jack said, “I have no idea what you’re talking about, and no intention of helping you, Mr. Liaberco.”

“Really?” Mr. Liaberco regarded Jack. “Think you’re going to get both stories, huh? I guess being the new owner of the Pryer is making you greedy.”

“New owner?” Nessa’s echo of the words was little more than a whisper.

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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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