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 77
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
They’d talked until well past three in the morning, falling asleep only when the winds calmed as the eye of Hurricane Lulu passed over. Jack had barely paid attention to the fast-moving storm. He’d been focused on Nessa. He wanted to learn everything about her. If Bradley could analyze the water sample and unlock the mystery, Jack intended to spend the rest of his life—the rest of a normal life—talking with her. Being with her.
He hooked up his phone, and set it on the desk. The desktop seemed empty, as if—The FRESH PEACHES jar was gone!
“No! How can that be?”
The mattress creaked again. Nessa sat up, her sweet face frightened. “What’s wrong?”
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 one take, after two practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. We moved our recording booth slightly this week, from flat against an exterior wall to a nearby corner. The reason was practical–the microphone cord to the computer is fairly short and the move makes the connection easier. The move had no obvious effect on the sound quality and we used the same series of adjustments to get the recording to publishing quality specs.
Comments. A few voice warmups made the recording easier, though we still suffer from verbal clicks and extraneous esses.
Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. We changed a “he” to “Jack” to clarify the subject of one sentence, and added a bit more feeling to Jack’s desire to be with Nessa.
***** 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.
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.
The Demise of Fyne Literature. Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes.
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.