Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 55

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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 55


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Tenspot backed up. “We gotta get a sample.”


“How else can we prove this is the Fountain of Youth?”

“This proves we have found the Fountain, just as the legend says.” Jack waved the necklace again. The shiny silver piece swayed at the end of the thin broken chain like a hypnotist’s focal point.

Nessa walked to him. The pendant was a rough-edged medal, with images of crowns and a lion and Spanish words engraved around the uneven rim.

“You’re sure this pendant is from the sixteenth century?” she asked.


She touched the chain. “Silver almost always oxidizes over time.”

“What’s that mean?” Tenspot asked.

“Unless the necklace was dropped here recently, the metal should be black, not shiny,” 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 two takes, after five practice runs with the microphone off.

Technical. We use the bass and treble adjustment in Audacity to adjust Nessa’s voice. The change tends to make her sections louder, outside the normal range for recorded books. We use the normalize adjustment to bring this down, and will research how to make the adjustment work properly.

Comments. Voice warmups prior to recording are a necessity.

Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. We are discovering our propensity for using vague descriptors.


***** 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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