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 103
Read along with us!
Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
He could only stand and stare at the swaying colgante. Slow-motion seconds dripped by. Each raindrop that slipped off the silver chain hung for a moment before falling ever so slowly into the spring hidden beneath the ground.
Jack took a deep breath, trying to force the rain, the wind, the mud, from his mind. All the while, over the frenzied pounding of his heart, beyond the measured ticking of time, a voice in his head repeated a horrifying refrain.
Too late. Too late. Too late.
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 one take, after two practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. Shorter recordings make meeting the technical requirements easier. Less fluctuation in the entire segment means a more balanced final result.
Comments. Overacting is way too easy and is easily identified on the final recording. To work around this, we’ve been advised to exaggerate the overacting during the practice session before recording. That helps dial back the final result.
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.