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 60
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
Doubt flickered across Nessa’s face. Again.
The pain of her disbelief cut into Jack’s heart. He had told her things about his past he had never revealed to anyone. He wanted her to trust him. He would give anything to have her trust him.
But how could he blame her for doubting? If he hadn’t experienced what the Fountain could do, his reaction would be the same as hers.
He clutched his colgante. Once he escaped from the Fountain’s spell, whether she believed him would no longer matter.
Right. Forget that. What she thought would always matter to him.
“I believe you,” Nessa said.
He whirled. The medal jingled against the broken chain. “You do?”
She nodded and smiled. “My heart knows.”
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 one practice run with the microphone off.
Technical. Using the acoustic foam and sound blanket means we’re hyper-aware now of outside noise. We’re learning what hours are best for recording to take advantage of quiet times.
Comments. Voice warmups are a must, as is reading the text through silently before beginning to record.
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.
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.