Vantage Points: Flash Fictions
"I’ve done nothing I’ve been seeing. Nothing I’ve been seeing I’ve done. I’ve been seeing nothing I’ve done..."
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.
"Concise yet lyrical, Nathan Nicolau’s Vantage Points is a collection of flash fiction pieces that draw from the beauty and hardship of being human. From farmers beholding the ravages of a drought to the female figures in a Giacometti painting, Nicolau dives into the little joys and the sufferings of everyday life with quick and skillful strokes. Although some pieces seem like prose poetry, or verse that has been put into one paragraph, most of the pieces are impressively self-contained with endings that resonate as much as longer works, for a thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating collection that has much to be gained on repeated readings."
- Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★½