Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 97

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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 96
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He crushed her against him. His lips touched hers. So soft, she thought. Like butterfly wings, and sweet as flower nectar. Outside, the storm rattled the hurricane shutters protecting the greenhouse. The rain came down in torrents. Within their private cocoon, another storm raged inside her. She felt Jack’s breath, warm on her cheek, and she wanted the moment to last forever.

The desk light flickered on, went out, then burned steadily. Jack pulled back. Still lost in the kiss, she looked at him.

He said, “I shouldn’t have told you that.”

Her heart plunged. “You didn’t mean it?”

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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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