JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by HL Carpenter
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.
Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 59
Read along with us!
Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
“After she fell sick, while we were searching for the Fountain again, Tia Bella and I learned another part of the legend. There are two ways to invoke the spell of immortality. You can drink from the spring or bathe in the water. Whichever way you chose, the other reverses the curse permanently.” Jack paused. “Maria drank, then turned to speak to me. The edges of the spring crumbled under her feet, and she fell in.”
He sounded so sincere. Just like the caballarius she’d compared him to when they’d first met.
Nessa wanted to believe him. But no one lived forever. The Fountain of Youth was fable, not fact. No matter how convincing he was, no matter how she felt about him, he had to be here because of Bradley.
Yet what reason did he have to make up such an incredible story?
Should she trust her heart or listen to her fear?
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. That sounds impressive, though the reason is due to already having recorded a few chapters of our cozy mystery before tackling the work on Jack.
Technical. So many thanks to the generous members of the Audacity community, who provide the program and the plug-ins to make corrections. This segment made use of the automatic adjustments for creating an audio-book-ready file.
Comments. What a difference a bit of acoustic foam makes! The recording is so clear! Now to work on the narrator’s squishy sounds.
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:
Jack and The Fountain of Youth. Some people say the Fountain of Youth is a myth. Jack Ponsi Dileonardo Thomas knows better.
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.