JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.
Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 102
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
They rounded the final bend in the path and Nessa slowed. Jack moved ahead of her. He pushed back the wind-whipped shrubs and stepped from the narrow trail into the overgrown forest. He thrust aside the last of the clinging bushes separating them from the spring, stopped short, and closed his eyes.
What would he see—or worse, what wouldn’t he see?
“Your medal’s still there,” Nessa said.
He opened his eyes. The colgante hung where he’d left it, dangling crookedly from the tree, whipping back and forth in the pulsing wind.
He tightened his grip on the jelly jar. He had to get to the spring. But his feet were heavy, as if encased in thick cement that made walking impossible. His lips and mouth went dry. Blood pounded in his ears. He wanted to dash across the small clearing and leap over the fallen log that blocked his view of the fuente.
We’re new to the Audacity, the sound program we use for our audio recordings, and to sound effects in general. These are our thoughts on the current episode.
Recording. We recorded this segment in two takes, after four practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. Moving the sound booth away from the wall produced a hollow sounding recording that had to be redone.
Comments. Installments without much narrative present their own challenges. Making the recording sound like someone’s thoughts as opposed to reading aloud can be difficult.
Story changes. No changes to the written version this week. The sentence structure and words worked well in the switch from text to audio.
***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****
HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction 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. Visit Carpenter Country at hlcarpenter.com.
Fiction by HL Carpenter:
Jack and The Fountain of Youth. Some people say the Fountain of Youth is a myth. Jack Ponsi Dileonardo Thomas knows better.
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.
Pirate Summer. When her brother disappears, Josey is sure she knows where he’s gone. And the only way to bring him home is to travel two hundred years into the past with a boy she can’t trust.
A Cause for Murder. Someone at Happy Haven is a killer. Septuagenarian sleuth Emma Twiggs navigates madcap mayhem, multiple mysteries, and murderous motives to discover who has a cause for murder.