To escape the media storm my illness creates, I run to my father’s tiny cabin on the lake, desperate to keep the fight for my life from the public eye. The day I meet Beau Weston is one of the worst days I’ve ever had. Covered in tattoos and heavily muscled, Beau is nothing like the boy I remember from high school. Through his support and friendship, I quickly learn that my famous friends are as phony as the news stories they show up in, and that I am more than the disease the tabloids won’t stop talking about. I also learn that the happiness I’d been searching for may have been right here at home all along.
*** All That Glitters is a novelette. It is a standalone and complete story that was written as part of the F*ck Cancer Anthology. ***
I cried, I laughed, I smiled. I love reading Geri Glenn, but her ability to touch on cancer and its effects, blew me away. Her story of fame and how the public is manipulated into viewing only what publicists what them to see, instead of what is really going on, was fantastic. This was a short story that is packed full of emotions - 4.5 stars and a hankie.