Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 115

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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 115


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How could Tenspot be driving his dad’s truck?

Tenspot slammed the door and the engine roared to life. Water and dirt roostered from the wheels as he stomped on the gas.

He was getting away!

Nessa raced around the upended roots of the wind-toppled tree as Jack half-fell, half-jumped over the last branch that was blocking the drive. His raincoat flapped around his legs as he righted himself and sprinted after the truck.

But he was too far behind to catch up.

She was too. The pickup accelerated, leaving them both behind.

They’d never catch Tenspot by chasing him on foot. They’d have to wait for the wind to stop so they could clear the tree from the drive and get to the highway. Then they’d go to his house and confront him.

She had more than a few words to say to him.

Nessa slowed. Jack kept running, as if he still thought he could catch up.

The pickup had almost reached the highway when an antique car turned into the drive. The car jolted to a shuddering stop, blocking the pickup’s escape route. The driver peered through the windshield, his mouth open.

The truck barreled forward without slowing, straight at the old car.

Nessa yelled, “No!”



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. No technical difficulties this week. Woohoo!

Comments. Interesting how difficult certain word combinations are to vocalize. We had difficulty with “wind-toppled tree” and “antique car.”

Story changes. Lots of changes to the written version this week, mostly adding descriptions, feelings, and accentuating whose point of view needs to be foremost. Seems we forgot about the wind too. 🙁





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



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