Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 93

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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 92
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“Don’t give up, Jack.”

A hail-hard flurry of pelting rain, followed by a sizzle of lightning and a clap of thunder, made them both jump. The lights in the greenhouse died, sheathing them in gloomy dimness. Nessa drew in a breath. Jack reached her side a moment later, and she leaned into his arms, looking up at him. The pain on his face was as clear as if they’d been standing in the middle of the driveway at high noon. It stabbed at her as sharply as if his pain was hers.

He said, “Thank you for believing me, Nessa. When Mr. Liaberco said I owned the Pryer, I was afraid you’d think he was telling the truth.”

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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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