Fiction, Jack

Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 95

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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 95


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“No. This experience, along with the last six weeks of working at the Pryer, convinced me we would have to make drastic changes if we did. A lot of people gobble up fiction passed off as journalism, but that is not the audience we want. Our media properties specialize in solid, honest reporting.”

Solid. Honest. Qualities that were the very essence of Jack. Her heart had known that all along, from the first moment they’d met, when he’d jumped in front of her runaway bike to break her fall.

“I wonder if Tenspot really did call in the tip,” she said.



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 five practice runs with the microphone off.

Technical. Had to edit out a repeated clunk. Turned out the light behind the microphone was tapping against the mic stand.

Comments. Currently reading a book about storytelling techniques. Some can be applied to narration, some can’t. For both narration and storytelling, getting into the scene and the character is vital.

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


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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