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 62
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
“Drinking from the Fountain is a curse worse than death.”
“Why?” Nessa asked. “Lots of people would pay a ton of money for the chance to remain forever young.”
“They are fools. Believe me, living forever is a curse. The joy of life is its uncertainty. I have been eighteen for centuries and I know. When you are positive you will live for eternity, living loses meaning. I want to be able to grow up. To have a real life.”
“I want to grow up too,” Tenspot said. “I’ve been ten forever.”
Nessa put a hand on Jack’s arm. “If you have to jump in to reverse the spell, we need to widen the hole.”
“I am not going to jump in.”
“Why not? I thought that was the only way you can have what you want.”
“You are correct. But I do not know what will happen when the spell is reversed.”
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 three takes, after three practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. We’re still trying to get the effects in the proper order so we can prepare files for uploading to the audio book site. We made more changes to our notes this week. Each recording provides challenges.
Comments. Tenspot is a cute kid. We’re having fun getting the speech pattern and inflections right.
Story changes. We removed a bit of dialogue this week and made Jack’s speech pattern a bit more formal.
***** 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.