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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 17

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Jack Cover with border small canvas

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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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 17


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Jack shook his head. “I am not delusional. Someone called in a tip to the Pryer’s news line, saying the Fountain was here, on Nessa’s property. I was assigned to follow up.”

“Is that why Sylvester Liaberco is hanging around, too?” the sheriff asked.


“You met Mr. Liaberco?” Nessa asked.

“I saw him downtown during the last gasps of Tropical Storm Kyle late Saturday night.” Sheriff Garrison frowned. “The same night your greenhouse was vandalized.”

“Mr. Liaberco is a lot of things,” Jack said. “But I do not think he is a vandal.”

“No doubt you know him better than I do.” The sheriff scowled at Jack. “Besides an invasion of alien reporters, have you had any other problems, Nessa?”


A spot of white flashed in the thick stand of trees alongside the drive. Jack took off toward the woods at a run.

“What the heck?” The sheriff started after him.

Jack plunged into the trees. The white flash turned out to be a tee shirt worn by a young boy with an unruly mass of dark hair. The boy swung one leg over a bicycle and started pedaling.

“Hey!” Jack caught the boy’s skinny arm.

The boy struggled, nearly upending the bicycle. “Lemme go!”


***** 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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