Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 51

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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 50

 

She pulled her gaze from Jack as Tenspot walked to the hole, knelt and started digging with his hands. She’d been fighting her feelings for Jack, but the fear she’d felt when she thought he was hurt revealed the truth. She could no longer tell herself it was too soon, too impossible. She remembered what Cori had said after her first date with Charlie. When you find the right one, there’s no question. Your heart knows.

Her heart knew.

“I got it!” Tenspot tugged Jack’s boot out, drawing her attention back to him. He set the boot on the ground and widened the gash around the root even more. He lay on his stomach, and peered into the pit. “Hey! I see water gushin’ down there. And something shiny.”

Jack said, “Shiny?”

“Yeah. Shiny and round.” Tenspot reached into the hole. When he drew his arm back, a silver medal attached to a broken chain dangled from his fingers

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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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