Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 61

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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 60

 

She believed him! He wanted to jump into the air and shout.

He took a step toward her as Tenspot said, “I believe you, too.” The boy held out the FRESH PEACHES jar. “But how come you won’t let us get a drink?”

Jack took the jar. “I don’t want anyone else to go through what Tia Bella and I have. Promise me you’ll stay away from that spring.”

“Do I have to?”

, or you forfeit your guide fee.”

Tenspot let out a breath. “All right. I promise.”

Nessa looked at Jack. “Is it so awful to live forever?”

He lacked the words to tell her how awful, so he said, “It’s a curse.”

Tenspot’s eyes widened. “You were cursed, too?”

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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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