2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction - Selected Short Stories by Mollie Ficek

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Eyes That Pour Forth and Other Stories

“. . . a new Catholic culture has gradually emerged in the United States, ….The establishment of the Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction has called forth that art, allowing readers to discern the new Catholic cultural flowering. And if this year’s prizewinning short stories are any guide, Catholic art in America is headed, once again, toward great things.”

—Joseph Bottum, author of The Christmas Plains, Essayist and Poet

Brother Michael remembers finding the girl standing in the doorway of the Tanzanian monastery where he lives. She is holding the remnants of her eyes in her hands—milky white orbs with pink muscle attached to them like the trails of twin comets. She doesn’t cry, but she trembles and quivers in the doorframe, and the other monks . . . find out that she can see from those eyes. . . .

“EYES THAT POUR FORTH” by Karen Britten – 1st Place Winner

So begins the 2012 Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction—Selected Short Stories. In the ten stories gathered here, Tuscany Press has created a compelling collection.

Eyes That Pour Forth - The Reasons Why - Moon Dance

True or False - Water - The Debt - Excess Baggage

Morning Star - Intensive Care - Near Miss

Rediscover the beauty of short stories—especially short stories that see the world with Catholic perspective which embraces the temporal and the divine, the sinner and the saint, the ordinary and the extraordinary.

About Mollie Ficek

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Joseph O’Brien, editor, is an award-winning journalist and a poet. He attended Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, California, and graduated with a masters in English Literature from the University of Dallas, Irving, Texas. He lives with his wife and children on a homestead in the Driftless region of rural southwest Wisconsin. He is the staff writer for The Catholic Times of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Published January 30, 2013 by Tuscany Press, LLC. 160 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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