Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 47

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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 46

 

Nessa pulled the hem of her shirt free from a bramble and sprinted after him. “Are you hurt, Jack?”

He grimaced. “I twisted my ankle when I fell, and I might have cut my leg. There’s something wet running down inside my boot.”

Fear cramped her stomach. She grabbed his hand. His fingers closed around hers, and the warmth flickered, steadying her. He’d be all right. She’d make sure of it.

She said, “We’ll get you out.” She helped him sit up, but his lower leg remained stuck in a dark gash reamed deep into the earth by the taproot of the fallen pine.

Tenspot said, “Can you see inside the hole?”

Jack shook his head.

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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.

The Demise of Fyne Literature. Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes.

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

Walled In. When her father is accused of fraud, seventeen year old Vandy Spencer discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception.

Taxing Pecksniffery. Flying frizzles! The year is 2176, a rebellion is brewing, and the boss wants a recon report. Ichann Count is all wet as a spy, but she plunges into the fray. Will she emerge with her memory banks intact?

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2 comments on “Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 47
  1. Gina says:

    😀 Another enjoyable excerpt. I’ve shared it to Facebook to spread the fun.