Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 63

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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 62

 

She frowned. “Won’t you live out a normal life span? Like Maria?”

“Maria drank and fell in on the same day. It’s been centuries since I drank the water. I may age five hundred years in an instant and die.” Nessa gasped, and he hurried on without giving her time to speak. “If that happens, Tia Bella will be alone until the end of time. All we have is each other. For her sake, I can’t risk it.” He would never desert his aunt. He would face down the entire Spanish fleet first.

Nessa whispered, “What will you do?”

He didn’t know. He reached for her hand. “I have to talk to Tia Bella. For now we’ll mark the Fountain’s location so I can find it again.”

Tenspot said, “I got the GPS readings.”

“Let’s leave your medal, too. You can attach it to that tree.” Nessa pointed.

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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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