All That Glitters

      Elizabeth Stern-Wolfe
All That Glitters

Consumerism, capitalism, and self image: it's all wrapped up in a neat plastic package for us, isn't it? In this short story, a robot woman comes across a box of her old childhood parts. Nostalgia and regret mix as she contemplates how materialism affected her upbringing.Losing her fiance, Harry, four months before their wedding in a senseless accident was bad enough. Finding out the powerful archangels ordered it is an infuriating mystery. Lucy McDonald is a seer...she shares her mother's family gift of being able to see, hear, and touch angels. Only, she's not to thrilled with the angel community at the moment. That has to be put aside, though, when she is pulled into a world of angelic intrigue that has implications for the safety and freedom of this universe and everyone in it. Paired by the archangels with a strong, sexy Earth angel named Sam to end the threat, and told they are the only two in the universe who can do it, Lucy soon learns some surprising secrets about who she really is, uncovers treachery in the Earth angel kingdom, and is made privy to many of the truths about the inner workings of the universe that most people never know. From the streets of Orlando to the forests of northern Vermont, and from an intriguing alternate dimension to which she is the only key to the capital city of the Earth angel kingdom itself, Lucy and Sam are on a race against time to build an army powerful enough to take on the oncoming danger and save the lives of everyone they've been entrusted to protect. At the same time, Lucy discovers maybe just maybe, the archangels were right about Harry, and learns that true love often looks completely different than you ever imagined.

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