Creative Work

Digital Narrative

Prose Fiction

  • Færwhile & the Multimodal Creative Practice: Composing Fiction from Analogue to Digital

    Færwhile & the Multimodal Creative Practice: Composing Fiction from Analogue to Digital

    R. Lyle Skains PhD Thesis, Bangor University, 2014 This practice-led research project explores the influence of digital tools on the composition of narrative. Its purpose was to create a fictional…


  • Last Stop Bar & Grill

    Last Stop Bar & Grill

    Lyle Skains New Writing 7:3, 2010 Two short lengths of PVC pipe form a cross, their junction secured with duct tape. The top of the makeshift crucifix holds a fat…


  • Drowning Jonathan

    Drowning Jonathan

    Lyle Skains Florilegium, Pegleg Publishing, 2009 The bathtub is beautiful. Stunning. Majestic. Strong. Its talons span the cracking floor, casting an invisible net that keeps the ancient tiles from falling…


  • A Queen for a King

    A Queen for a King

    Lyle Skains Electric Spec 3:3, 2008 She flitted among the trees like a dragonfly. Her dress glittered, alternately sheer and opaque in the piebald light rippling over the forest floor.…


  • Wish in One Hand

    Wish in One Hand

    Lyle Skains Glassfire Magazine, 2008 I wish Ieuan would talk to me. Not specific enough.  I can’t do anything with that, really.  My luck, I’d put all that effort into…


  • Ribbons

    Ribbons

    Lyle Skains Scribendi, 2000 He entered the bar, the neon beer signs dripping fake rainbows over his granite face, turning the gray in his short, curly hair into dimly lit…