Tiny Ruins is a coming-of-age and coming out story that follows Alana, as she grows up, discovers, and tries to understand her bisexuality.
Small windows offer us a glimpse of Alana’s memories, often fragmentary, fleeting, and touching.
When she confides in her sister that she is attracted to girls, she is met with disbelief, and so the secret is kept and Alana continues as the outsider looking in
“The dahlias on Sara’s dress scrunched and stretched with her body as she spun on the grass and Alana couldn’t understand why no one else was mesmerized.”
Nicole Haldoupis is a queer writer, editor, and designer from Toronto.
She’s a co-creator and editor of untethered, past editor of Grain Magazine, and co- founder of Applebeard Editions.
Her work can be found in Bad Dog Review, The Feathertale Review, Bad Nudes, (parenthetical), Sewer Lid, antilang, and others. Tiny Ruins is her first book. Nicole lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.