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 68
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
“I think it was my fault. He looked scared when I suggested you drive him home in Bradley’s truck. He probably snuck out of the house to go with us, or else he didn’t tell his father where he was going. If you had driven him home, he’d be in deep trouble.”
Nessa turned Harey loose. The rabbit streaked into the greenhouse, spry as a young hare.
The water sample in the FRESH PEACHES jar sparkled under the light of the lamp. Jack tinked a fingernail against the glass, hardly believing he’d found the Fountain again. Not wanting to believe he might die because he had.
He had to call Tia Bella. Once the airports in Florida re-opened after Hurricane Lulu, she could catch the first flight from California. Even if the spring vanished again, he’d show her the sample and where it had surfaced and tell her what he feared might happen. They’d figure out what to do together.
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 three practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. This week’s edition does not meet the specs for the audio book distributor. Most frustrating.
Comments. We have lost track of Nessa’s voice. This is partly a product of spreading the recording out over a length of time and partly because as we learn more about recording, we make changes in the way we do the work. For example, we are no longer adjusting the level of our voice through Audacity effects.
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 hlcarpenter.com.
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.