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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 27

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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.


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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 27


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“No, silly. It’s a baby monitor. Cori’s husband installed the set before he went overseas on his military tour. Charlie knew once the baby was born we’d want to be able to listen to her while we filled orders. I guess he left them on when he finished running the test. Anyway, it works using radio waves. And it must be tuned to the same frequency as your phone. I overheard your conversation with your editor.”

“You did?”

“Yes, the whole thing. If I hadn’t recognized your voice, I’d have thought I was going crazy.” From the expression on her face, she’d almost been convinced of that anyway.

“I have heard of such strangeness involving baby monitors.”

“Have you?” Her hand clutched his more tightly.

He nodded. No point telling her he’d read the article in the Pryer.

“Did Mr. Newman mean what he said?” she asked. “About you not coming back to the office if you didn’t get the story?”


“You’ll lose your job over this?”

“My job does not matter. What is important is you. I am worried about you. Mr. Newman wants this story, and if I do not give him what he wants, he will send another reporter. All Mr. Newman cares about is out-scooping the Luminary.”

“Even though the Fountain of Youth doesn’t exist.” She shook her head. “What are you going to do?”

“I am thinking we should give Mr. Newman the story in a way that does not cause trouble for you.”



***** 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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