Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 90

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by HL Carpenter
ISBN: 978-0-9884095-1-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.


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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 90


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“That’s what you think.”

Mr. Liaberco opened his hand and released the papers into the wind. They fluttered to the ground, tumbled across the sand, and came to rest in a puddle. He turned on his heel and slogged back to the Chevy.

As he opened the door, he stared at Jack across the car’s roof. “Last chance. Deal with me, or I’ll take both stories from you.”

Jack hesitated. Had he made the wrong choice? Should he have agreed to the deal and then figured out how to keep Mr. Liaberco from causing problems for Nessa?

“You can’t hurt Bradley,” Nessa said. “My brother is innocent.”

Mr. Liaberco laughed. “That’s not what I hear.”

“Get lost!” Jack said.

“Fine. I’ll scoop you with or without your help.”

Mr. Liaberco climbed in his car and stomped on the gas pedal. The car fishtailed from the yard, spewing a fine layer of wet sand over Jack and Nessa.



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 three takes, after three practice runs with the microphone off.

Technical. Background noises inaudible to our ears–but NOT to the Yeti!–plagued this week’s recording.

Comments. Not warming up our voice before beginning the recording lead to a thin reedy sound in the first attempt.

Story changes. A few changes to the written version this week, mostly splitting paragraphs and adding a bit of definition.


***** 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


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.


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