Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 114

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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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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 114


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The huge leaning oak that Sheriff Garrison had warned them about had fallen, blocking the entire width of the drive.

Jack slammed on the brakes. The truck’s knobby tires bit into the damp sand, clung, shuddered under the strain, and dug deeper. The brakes thudded in anti-lock mode.

Nessa lurched forward then jerked back as her seatbelt caught. The truck slid to a halt inches from the tree and rocked, the bumper scraping against the wood.

Jack yanked his phone from his pocket and tossed it to Nessa. “Call the sheriff!”

She caught the phone. “No! I—”

He threw open his door and vaulted out. He ran straight to the fallen oak and scrambled across the massive trunk and the bent and broken branches.

Nessa struggled to release her seatbelt. No way was she going to call the cops on Tenspot. There had to be an explanation for the way he was acting.

She hoped.

She got the seatbelt unlatched and jumped out of the truck, still clutching Jack’s phone. On the far side of the oak, Tenspot tossed his bicycle in the back of his father’s pickup and climbed into the driver’s seat.



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. Because we initially recorded the wrong audio installment number, we had to re-do the intro and outro and insert the revised parts into the final recording.

Comments. Hard to get recording time with daily thunderstorms!

Story changes. Multiple changes to the written version this week. The new version sounds much more exciting.


***** 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


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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