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 72
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
What had Bradley done anyway? Nessa would tell him if he asked, but he’d rather she brought it up herself. He didn’t want her to think he intended to write the story for the Pryer.
And there was still the question of whether Bradley’s upcoming release was tied to the tip the Pryer had received. Who was the source anyway?
He set the jar on the desk, took out his phone and called Tia Bella. She didn’t answer, but her voice mail picked up. Once he started talking, he couldn’t stop. He left a long rambling message, telling her everything, including his fears about dying as soon as they reversed the spell. He had to call three times, because the service kept cutting him off.
After he disconnected the last time, he stood for a moment. The low battery light on his phone glowed softly. He needed his aunt to call him back, and quickly. But the phone was silent. He put it in his pocket and went to the office doorway.
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. We’ve been experimenting with recording at different times of the day. Mornings are usually quietest at our studio.
Comments. We’ve been listening to audio books and notice that some narrators use breath inhalations to enhance the recording. We tend to have excess mouth noise, and the inhalations get edited out along with the noises.
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 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.
Fiction 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.