Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 61

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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 61


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She believed him! He wanted to jump into the air and shout. He took a step toward her.

“I believe you, too.” Tenspot held out the FRESH PEACHES jar. “But how come you won’t let us get a drink?”

Jack took the jar. “I do not want anyone else to go through what Tia Bella and I have. Promise me you will stay away from that spring.”

“Do I have to?”

“Sí, or you forfeit your guide fee.”

Tenspot let out a breath. “All right. I promise.”

“Is living forever so awful?” Nessa asked.

He lacked the words to tell her how awful. “Living forever is a curse.”

Tenspot’s eyes widened. “You were cursed too?”



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 three practice runs with the microphone off.

Technical. We relied on memory for the order in which to make the edits to the audio file. Mistake! Back to the written instructions next week.

Comments. We’re getting better with being more subtle about changes. Less is usually more, and edits to audio files in the form of adjusting pitch and tempo are best when less drastic changes are made.

Story changes. In our ever-continuing struggle to decide whether Jack’s speech patterns should be formal or not, we removed contractions from his sentences this week. This is an issue we’ll have to finalize after we finish this audio version and before we upload the latest edition to Amazon and Smashwords.


***** 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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