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 104
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
Nessa said, “Jack?”
Her voice brought him from his trance. “Wait here.”
He hurried across the clearing. His heart only started beating again when he stepped over the log and saw the gash in the ground that had trapped his leg yesterday. He shoved the jelly jar back into his raincoat pocket, knelt, and clawed at the dirt. When the opening was wide enough, he inched closer to look in.
“Is the spring still there?” Nessa asked.
“Sí.” He swallowed. “It is sinking.”
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 three practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. We copy a section of the silent space at the beginning to paste over noticeable smacking noises in the rest of the recording. That way the final version has the same background noise throughout.
Comments. We had to power through nasally-voice today caused by too much talking earlier while we were reading a different book out loud in order to edit.
Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. After mastering, we think a change is in order for the third graf, and will make that in the final written version. We’re going to replace “knelt” with “dropped to his knees” to continue the sense of urgency the sentence requires.
***** 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.