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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 107

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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 Audio Installment 106
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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 107

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Read along with us!
Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)

 

The sides of the hole he’d dug began to collapse, shrinking the opening. The earth was healing the gash that had allowed the spring to rise to the surface. The oozing mud shifted, sliding forward under his feet.

Jack tensed, half expecting to be sucked along by the relentless flow.

Nessa tugged his arm. He didn’t move, couldn’t respond. He hardly dared to blink. In a matter of seconds, no trace of the Fountain would exist. Once again, the Fountain would return to being mere myth, a fable born of wild imagination beneath the mantle of a darkness pierced only by flickering firelight.

Except to those who knew. Those who lived the truth.

He’d never be able to measure the extent of his…his what? Luck? Was coming to Everyoung, meeting Nessa, and finding the Fountain merely a stroke of chance? Or something more?

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SHOW NOTES

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. Had to wait for the laptop fan to go off. Sounded like an airplane engine on the recording.

Comments. Nonspeaking segments seem easier to record, yet making sure the narration doesn’t sound like reading aloud can be tougher than expected.

Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. The sentence structure and words worked well in the switch from text to audio.

 

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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.

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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.

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