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 86
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
Jack grabbed Mr. Liaberco’s raincoat collar. “WHAT. DID. YOU. DO. WITH. THE. SAMPLE.”
Mr. Liaberco pulled back. “If you must know, the lab technician discarded it. After he gave me these results, I told him to empty the jar down the drain. Who cares? We’re talking about plain old water.”
Jack sagged, nearly falling to his knees.
“You know that’s not the reason either of us are really here,” Mr. Liaberco said.
“Why are you really here?” Nessa asked.
Mr. Liaberco licked his lips as if he’d eaten something tasty. “You know why. Jack’s source told me about you and your sister and the reason your brother went to jail.”
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 four practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. We took a water bottle into the recording studio today. Odd how more moisture defeats the mouth clicks caused by excess saliva.
Comments. Practicing Mr. Liaberco’s voice is fun. Deep and southern, a combination we like. 🙂
Story changes. Several changes to the written version this week, mostly involving removing “it” words. We’re interested in seeing how these changes affect the sound of the entire manuscript, which will be getting another going-over once we’re done with this audio experiment.
***** 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.