Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 53

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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 52

 

Then Jack whooped, and brought her back to reality. She stood, brushing sand from her jeans as Jack danced across the clearing, lurching like a horse with a missing shoe every time his bare foot landed. Tenspot looked at her and tipped his head toward Jack, and she raised her hands, palms up. Tenspot made a circle in the air around one ear and rolled his eyes.

“I saw that. I’m not crazy. I’m happy!” Jack came to a stop in front of Nessa. He leaned so close that she thought he planned to kiss her.

She tilted forward, her eyes half closing, and Tenspot said, “Yuck! No smoochin’!”

She jerked back, embarrassment heating her face.

With his mouth only inches from hers, Jack asked, “Do you know what this means, Nessa?”

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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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