Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 50

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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.


Continued from Audio Installment 49
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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 50


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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)

“No scratches, no blood, only water.” Nessa let out the breath she hadn’t been aware she was holding. “When Tropical Storm Kyle passed through, a pool of rain must have collected in the gap left by the tree roots.”

“That must have been the water Harey found.” Jack smiled and took her hand again. His face was sad. “Thank you.”

“When I heard you yell, I was scared.” She gripped his fingers. How had he come to mean so much to her, so quickly?

“Hey, what’s with you guys?” Tenspot asked. “Let’s get movin’. We gotta find Harey.”

“Why don’t you get Jack’s boot?” Nessa said.



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 one practice run with the microphone off. We’re not getting better, though. The installment is just very short. 🙂

Technical. Editing was simple this week. We’ve taken screenshots of the changes we make to the various characters and can apply them easily. Since we’re not adjusting the voices of all the characters, having notes makes the work easier.

Comments. Short takes are much simpler, but can also be patience-trying for the listener.

Story changes. We made a few minor changes to Jack’s words to keep the formal tone.


***** 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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