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 93
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Below is the text version of the audio.
(Show notes are beneath the text.)
“Don’t give up,” Nessa said. “We’ll find the answer.”
A hail-hard flurry of pelting rain, followed by a sizzle of lightning and a clap of thunder, made them both jump. The lights in the greenhouse died, sheathing them in gloomy dimness.
Nessa gasped. Jack reached her side a moment later and she leaned into his arms. The pain on his face was as clear as if they’d been standing in the middle of the driveway at high noon. The sight stabbed at her as sharply as if his pain was hers.
“Thank you for believing me,” he said. “When Mr. Liaberco said I owned the Pryer, I was afraid you would think he was telling the truth.”
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 two practice runs with the microphone off.
Technical. We’re getting better at recognizing and deleting the audio spikes that indicate a vocal clicking sound. Now if only we could eliminate those when recording!
Comments. Energy in, energy out. The more energy, the better the recording and the easier to meet technical specs.
Story changes. Minor changes to the written version this week. The sentence structure and words worked well in the switch from text to audio.
***** 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.