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 108
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
The wet dirt flowed more quickly into the shrinking opening. A flash of silver slid past.
His colgante! The medal had fallen from the tree branch and joined the silent, muddy river.
“Your medal!” Nessa dove after it.
He dropped the jar, caught her around the waist, yanked her to her feet, and yelled, “What are you doing?”
She raised her dirt-streaked face and unballed her fist. “I rescued your medal.”
She’d risked the curse of immortality to save his colgante? He glowered at her. How could she be so careless of her own safety?
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. The de-clicker and de-esser effects can only do so much after a day spent allergy-sneezing.
Comments. This excerpt should actually have been a bit longer, but we decided to stick with the original breakdown. AND WE FOUND A STINKIN’ TYPO! After all this time! Sheesh!
Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. We eliminated some telling, and changed “a dirt-streaked face” to “her dirt-streaked face.” Funny how writing evolves. Minor changes like this wouldn’t even have been noticed before–obviously, since they still exist in the older books. 🙂
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