Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 22

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by HL Carpenter
ISBN: 978-0-9884095-1-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.


Continued from Audio Installment 21
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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 22


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Harey hiccuped, which Jack figured was as close to an answer as they were going to get.

The sheriff chuckled and opened the car door. “Let me know if he ever tells you. That’s one story I’d like to hear.”

“Speaking of stories,” Jack said, “I wonder if you could help me with mine, Sheriff.”

She raised an eyebrow. “Are we talking about the Fountain of Youth again?”

,” He smiled. “I am trying to find Moran Tennies.”

“You were just talking to him. Tenspot is his nickname.” Sheriff Garrison slipped into her car, waved, and drove away.

Tenspot was the Pryer’s source? A ten-year-old kid?

Jack turned to Nessa. “Tenspot is Moran Tennies? Why didn’t you tell me?”

“Because he has enough problems without you adding more.” Nessa cocked her head. “What do you want with him anyway?”

“Tenspot is the reason I am here. He called the Pryer about the Fountain of Youth.”

“You’re telling me you didn’t know you were trying to prove the existence of a myth based on the word of a kid?” Nessa set Harey on the ground. The rabbit bounced around her feet, making short, exuberant hops on stiff legs, looking younger than ever.

The hair on the back of Jack’s neck rose straight up. Could it be? No, it was not possible. The spring didn’t work that way—at least, not with people. Did animals react differently?

“Are you sure it is a myth?” he asked.


***** 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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