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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 16

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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 Audio Installment 15
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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 16

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Six

N Quoteo, no. Cori’s fine. So’s the baby.” The tall blond sheriff wore a tan uniform with two colorful rows of ribbons and medals pinned above the shirt pocket. Her gaze shifted to Jack as he stepped out of the greenhouse behind Nessa.

Nessa released a long breath.

Jack rubbed his fingertips along the length of her spine. A flare of warmth, the same spark that flamed whenever they touched, heated his entire arm. Nessa flinched away from him.

She felt it too.

Not a good idea to be happy about that. He couldn’t afford to like her too much. For both their sakes. He lowered his hand.

“I didn’t mean to worry you,” the sheriff said. “I stopped in to make sure everything was okay. Mrs. Kuhn told me a reporter was at the store, asking after you.”

“That would be me. Jack Thomas.” He stepped around Nessa, taking care not to touch her again. “I am a reporter for the World Pryer.”

“The World Pryer?” Sheriff Garrison hitched a thumb in her gun belt, making it creak. “Is something unusual happening I should know about?”

“Jack’s searching for the Fountain of Youth,” Nessa said.

“He’s searching for what?” Sheriff Garrison tapped her handcuffs. “Do you suffer from any other delusions?”

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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?

Pirate Summer. When her brother disappears, Josey is sure she knows where he’s gone. And the only way to bring him home is to travel two hundred years into the past with a boy she can’t trust.

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