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 84
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
Nessa clutched Jack’s arm.
“I do not know what you are talking about,” Jack said.
“I’ll spell it out for you.” Mr. Liaberco reached inside his raincoat and pulled three sheets of paper from an inner pocket. He waved them at Jack, tightening his grip when a rush of wind tugged at the edges. “This is an analysis of a water sample supposedly taken from the Fountain of Youth.”
Jack clenched his fists. He took a step forward. “You are the one who broke into the greenhouse last night and took the jar?”
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 three practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. No glitches in the technical aspect this week. The Audacity adjustments continue to work perfectly.
Comments. We had to wait until the rain stopped to record today. Despite the use of the audio booth, the Yeti is quite sensitive. The rain outside sounded like a rush of background noise, even to our untrained ears.
Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. We changed “Jack’s fists clenched” to “Jack clenched his fists.” The original sentence sounds as though Jack’s fists have a mind of their own, while the second is an action performed by Jack. The change made recording that sentence easier too. All those esses in the original were difficult to articulate properly.
***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****
HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write 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.
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.