Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 54

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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 53

 

“Umm…Mr. Newman will be happy?”

A shadow crossed his face, as if he’d forgotten the story for the Pryer. “My reasons for wanting to find the Fountain had nothing to do with Mr. Newman.” Jack waved the medal. “This means freedom, Nessa.”

“Freedom?” She looked from his face to the pendant and back. “From what?”

The sound of metal clinking against glass cut off Jack’s answer. He whirled as she looked over his shoulder. Tenspot set aside the lid from the FRESH PEACHES jar and headed for the spring.

“Stop!” Jack leapt in front of the boy, his expression fierce. “Don’t touch that water!”

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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 54
  1. Gina says:

    Thank you for another excerpt. I shared the fun to Facebook.