• Nathan Nicolau

Announcing "Vantage Points"


I am excited to announce my newest book: a collection of flash fiction stories entitled Vantage Points. The book will come out August 30th, with pre-orders going live now! Here's the blurb:


"What does it mean to be human in the eyes of others?


From acclaimed writer Nathan Nicolau comes Vantage Points, a flash-fiction collection about perception. Each story focuses on how a character sees the world, sees others, or how they see themselves. The stories in this collection explore different aspects of the human condition—the positives, the negatives, and even the ugly—but reframes them through the eyes of unique characters, all in 1,000 words or less.


Dive into the mind of a man who loves fast food more than his children or a woman who sees her relationship in a painting. Hear the sardonic ramblings of a dead man or see the cold procedure of a gun owner. We all have a story to tell, but it depends on what our viewpoint is."

This collection has been in the works for over a year, and I am excited to share it with you all. Two of the stories in this collection have been previously published: "Who Isn't Jesus in Texas?" and "Branding."


I have been in love with flash fiction since I first read selections from Yasunari Kawabata's Palm of the Hand Stories and John Edgar Wideman's Briefs. The stories in Vantage Points continue flash fiction's long-standing goal: to make every word count in telling an impactful story. I hope that audiences will enjoy the concise, poetic quality of these stories.

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