Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 73

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Jack Cover with border small canvas

by HL Carpenter
ISBN: 978-0-9884095-1-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.


Continued from Installment 72
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Nessa ended her conversation with Cori, and said, “She wanted me to know Hurricane Lulu is gathering speed, and is expected to make landfall in a few hours. Everyoung’s in for a rough time. I need to secure the greenhouse, like Sheriff Garrison said. But it’s too late to have the tree in the driveway taken care of.”

“Is Cori coming home?”

“No. I told her to stay at the hospital with Holly. They’ll be safe there.”

He frowned. “You’re going to be here alone?”

“I’ll be fine.”

Red splotches crept across her cheeks. She’d had the same reaction when he’d first asked her about the identity of Moran Tennies. He said, “Are you sure?”

“Once I roll down the metal sheeting that covers the glass panels, I’ll get some supplies from the house and stay in here with Harey.” She looked at him, and he considered the fact that she hadn’t directly answered his question. She said, “Your aunt is probably worried about you. Does she live around here?”


***** 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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