Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 74

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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 73

 

“She’s in California. I left a message.”

“Do you have somewhere safe to stay?”

“I rent an apartment near the Pryer’s office. I guess it’s safe enough.”

“You’d better go there before the wind picks up much more. Why don’t you take Bradley’s truck? You can put your bike in the back.”

Jack glanced outside. To the west, over the Gulf of Mexico, black and gray cloud-mountains hovered. The leading edge spat a quick stream of fat raindrops against the greenhouse windows.

He didn’t want to leave her alone with a hurricane approaching. Besides his certainty that she was more worried about the storm than she’d admit, Sheriff Garrison hadn’t convinced him she’d caught the vandal who’d broken into the greenhouse during Tropical Storm Kyle. What if the creep came back?

He said, “I’d like to stay.”

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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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