SKIBOO mandy taggart

Mandy Taggart lives on the North Coast of Ireland, and finds inspiration in local folklore, myth, and the unspoken fears of childhood. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications including Cobalt Review, Specter Magazine and Indigo Rising (UK). “Skiboo” was first published in Spilling Ink Review, issue 6, in Sept 2011.

Intro music: Free Film Music ( (Alastair Cameron) / CC BY 3.0

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SKIBOO mandy taggart

4 Responses

  1. You’re very kind, Joan! :) This was my first time doing audio, so I was a bit apprehensive about how it would sound, but I was lucky enough to have great help with the technical side of the recording. I’m really glad that you enjoyed the story.

    Mandy Taggart April 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm #
  2. Very much enjoyed this story and your telling of it.

    Joan Todd April 8, 2012 at 8:42 am #
  3. Many thanks, Elizabeth! I’m very glad that you enjoyed listening to the story, and the Scots Irish accent/expressions. Audio is a great way of keeping our local dialects alive, so I was delighted to have the chance to make the recording for WPS.

    Mandy Taggart March 17, 2012 at 11:36 am #
  4. This latest is a lovely atmospheric piece of writing. Can just see it all unfold as you tell the story – it is great to hear the old Irish country expressions. Your descriptions bring us all into that old cottage in the ‘back end of nowhere’. Thank you for a most enjoyable story. I am sure this sort of thing happened quite a lot in the country at the time.

    Keep up the good work – look forward to more very soon.

    Elizabeth McQuillan March 17, 2012 at 4:27 am #

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