Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 66

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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 66


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He walked to the spring. While he knelt and cleared mud from the hole, Tenspot hovered behind him. The boy kept his distance, though he got close enough to watch every movement Jack made.

After Jack filled the container and twisted the cap on, Nessa held out the knapsack. He placed the jar inside. She smiled again, and his heart skipped.

He’d known her only a few short hours. Tia Bella would say he couldn’t be so certain he wanted a lifetime with Nessa that quickly; that love at first sight was as big a myth as most people believed the Fountain of Youth to be.

Yet he had no doubt. Whatever happened when he and Tia Bella bathed in the water from the Fountain, he was glad he’d met Nessa.

If reversing the spell didn’t kill him on the spot, he’d tell her so.

He reached for his boot and sock, slipped them on, stood, and lifted the knapsack to his shoulders. With one more look at the scudding clouds, he said, “Now we must find Harey.”



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 one practice run with the microphone off.

Technical. Audacity is the BEST. We downloaded new effects that wipe out the mouth noises we were having difficulty with. This week’s version would pass the ACX requirements for an audio book.

Comments. The tablet was making lots of fan noise this week. We have adjusted the mic and so kept the recording within acceptable levels.

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 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:

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?

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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