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 80
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
Jack looked under the workbenches. “He is not hiding in here either. I will check the yard. Maybe he ran out when the thief came in.”
Jack braced himself and pulled the door open. A gust of wind blasted into the building, nearly knocking him off his feet. Rain lashed his face. He staggered back, and bumped into Nessa. She caught his waist to steady him.
With a noise that sounded like a hooting laugh, the wind swept past them, swirling through the greenhouse. Six herb pots crashed to the floor.
“This must be the back side of the storm!” Nessa shouted over the roar. “The wind’s coming from the opposite direction.”
“You stay inside.” The gale whipped the words from his mouth and he turned his head to make sure she’d heard.
“No.” She was right behind him. “I’m coming with you.”
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. Oddly enough, sipping water reduces the wet-smacky mouth noises.
Comments. So much more fun to do the audio when we know the final version will be easily edited. This week we had a bit more background noise to edit out in the quiet spaces.
Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. The eternal dilemma over changing Jack’s speech pattern to more formal language, as well as removing several “ing” words so a character is not impossibly doing several incompatible actions at the same time.
***** 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.