Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 46

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Jack Cover with border small canvas

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 46


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


Before Jack completely disappeared, Nessa dashed around the edge of the palmettos. The excitement on Jack’s face had revealed how badly he wanted to find the Fountain.

What would he do if Harey couldn’t lead them to it?

Jack shouted, the words indecipherable.

“What?” She stopped. “Where are you?”

A solid THUD shook the ground.

“What was that?” Tenspot asked.

“I think Jack fell!”

Nessa ran. The tangled vines and thick clusters of young trees caught at her, held her back. Tenspot clawed at the undergrowth, opening a way for both of them. Sweaty and panting, they emerged into a closet-sized sandy glade. Jack sprawled on the ground on the other side, next to a toppled tree.

“His leg’s stuck!” Tenspot raced across the clearing.



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. This week, we  watched YouTube videos about effects available in Audacity. While we have known that we can change the pitch of our recorded voice, and we do so for Tenspot, we learned that the average difference between a male and female voice is about one octave, and we learned how to create the difference in Audacity using the Change Pitch effect.

Comments. We  think Tenspot’s voice is a bit chipmunky, and will work on correcting his voice in future installments.

Story changes. No changes to the written version this week. The sentence structure and words worked well in the switch from text to audio.


***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is the pen name of a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes 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.

Also by HL Carpenter:

The SkyHorse. Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck–until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

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.


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