Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 52

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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 51

 

Nessa tumbled to the ground as Jack shot to his feet. He covered the distance to Tenspot’s side in one leap, and snatched the necklace from the boy’s hand. Tenspot scrambled backward, staring at him.

“I don’t believe it! My lost colgante!” Jack clutched the silver circlet. “After all these years, I’ve found the Fountain of Youth once again!”

He threw his head back, his dark hair touching his shoulders as he raised his face toward the cloudy sky and laughed out loud. Nessa had an unsettling moment of double vision. In that fleeting, displaced second, her perception of the world tilted; shifted slightly on its axis, and wobbled a bit off course into another time.

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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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