Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 65

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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 65


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“Let’s go,” Tenspot said. “After we find Harey, I’ll mark the trail all the way to the house. We’ll be able to find our way to the Fountain blindfolded, in the dark.”

“But what if there is nothing to find when we come back?” Jack said. “What if the hurricane makes the Fountain disappear?”

“Why would the Fountain disappear?” Nessa asked.

He told her.

“Then you need to get a sample of the water.” She handed him the FRESH PEACHES jar.

Jack stood, clutching the container so tightly his fingertips turned white. “A small sample like this will not be enough.”

“Trust me. I have an idea.”

“I do trust you.” He looked at the sky. “Hurricane Lulu I am not so sure about.”



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 four takes, after one practice run with the microphone off.

Technical. This week’s recording would not pass the sound check for the audio book publisher. Frustrating because we record with the same equipment, in the same place, under the same conditions, each week.

Comments. We have noticed that certain times of day are noisier than others here in Carpenter Country–and we’re talking noises we wouldn’t even notice as we go about our daily work. Early mornings are best for quiet recording.

Story changes. Removed a few “it”s this week. We are tracking these changes for a final edit and release of an updated version once this set of installments is finished.


***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is the pen name of a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes family-friendly fiction 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. Visit Carpenter Country at

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?

Walled In. When her father is accused of fraud, seventeen year old Vandy Spencer discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception.

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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