Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 56

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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 56


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

“Perhaps the water rejuvenates metal,” Jack said. “I do not know. All I know is this is the colgante my sister gave me and its presence here proves this spring is the same one I discovered five hundred years ago.”

“Huh?” Tenspot said.

“How long ago?” Nessa asked.

“I lost my colgante the year I first discovered the Fountain. That was in the year 1513.” Jack’s lips thinned into a grim line. “Whether you believe me or not, drinking the water means staying young forever.”

“Everybody knows that,” Tenspot said. “That’s why it’s called the Fountain of Youth.”

“True. And it is rightfully named.” Jack clutched the medal. “I drank the water. In the year 1513.”

“I see.” Nessa’s heart curled into a small, tight fist.



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.

Technical. We’ve noticed the adjustments to the various voices are not always identical. The problem is that our voice varies in pitch between takes. When we record the final version of Jack, reducing the time between takes should correct this issue.

Comments. We’ve listened to quite a few voice clips this week in an effort to copycat the shift from reading to acting. Not so easy!

Story changes. A few minor changes this week, including changing “maybe” to “perhaps.” We’re still on the fence about whether to keep Jack’s tone formal or whether his speech patterns would have become looser over 500 years.


***** 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.

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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