Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 91

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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 91


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Below is the text version of the audio.
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“Inconclusive? What does that mean?”

Jack paced across the office, waving one of the three sheets of paper Mr. Liaberco had tossed away. He and Nessa had rescued all the sheets from a puddle in the yard.

“An inconclusive result means the lab detected nothing abnormal in the chemical analysis.”

“How do you know?”

“I learned a lot from Bradley.” Nessa set Harey on the floor. She took the paper from Jack, brushed a gob of sand off it, and read aloud. “The water sample submitted was moderately hard. It had a relatively high dissolved content of calcium and magnesium carbonates. Those compounds are usually present in water passing through underground limestone caverns.”

“That description tells us nothing.”

“Right. That’s why the results are labelled inconclusive.” Nessa handed the page back to Jack. Then she picked up the second sheet and shook the sand off.



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 two practice runs with the microphone off.

Technical. The audio this week does not meet Audacity requirements. We’re not sure where we went off the rails, but the difference was small enough that we chose to ignore it.

Comments. Nessa’s voice is getting easier to slip into while Jack’s is growing more difficult. We’re not sure we’re being consistent with him.

Story changes. A lot of changes to the written version this week. We added two new speaking paragraphs and changed how the papers went back and forth between the two of them. And to think this section sounded perfectly fine when originally written!


***** 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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