JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.
Continued from Installment 59
ack saw doubt flicker across Nessa’s face. Again. The pain of her disbelief cut into his heart. He’d told her things about his past he had never revealed to anyone. He wished she understood how much he wanted her to trust him. But how could he blame her for doubting? If he hadn’t experienced what the Fountain could do, his reaction would be the same as hers.
He clutched his colgante, and looked at the spring. Once he escaped from the Fountain’s spell, it would no longer matter whether she believed him—or so he wished. It would always matter to him what she thought.
As he stared at the small hole in the ground, Nessa said, “I believe you, Jack.”
He whirled, the medal jingling against the broken chain. “You do?”
She nodded, smiled, and said, “My heart knows.”
***** 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?