Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 68

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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 67

 

“I think it was my fault. He looked really scared when I suggested you drive him home in Bradley’s truck. He probably snuck out of the house to go with us, or else he didn’t tell his father where he was going. If you had driven him home, he’d be in deep trouble.” Nessa turned Harey loose, and the rabbit streaked into the greenhouse, spry as a young hare.

Jack looked at the FRESH PEACHES jar. The water sample sparkled under the light of the lamp. He tinked a fingernail against the glass, hardly believing he’d found the Fountain again. Not wanting to believe he might die because he had.

He had to call Tia Bella. Once the airports in Florida re-opened after Hurricane Lulu, she could catch the first flight from California. Even if the spring vanished again, he’d show her the sample and where it had surfaced, and tell her what he feared might happen. Together they’d figure out what to do.

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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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