Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 58

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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 57

 

Jack shook his head. “No. My knowledge is first-hand. I was here, with the expedition, along with Maria and Tia Bella.”

Tenspot said, “Who are they?”

“My twin sister and my aunt.” He gestured toward the hole in the ground. “I found the fuente by accident. It was much more open than this in 1513. It looked like a small, deep pool. The water was cool and clear, and the day was hot, like today, a break in the middle of two big storms. All three of us drank from the Fountain. But Maria aged in the years afterward, when we returned to España. Tia Bella and I stayed young.”

When he’d told her his sister had died, his sorrow had been genuine. Nessa asked, “How come Maria didn’t live forever?”

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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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