The Outcome of Sin
by Margret Treiber
Margret A. Treiber
Becca knows she’s a monster. No amount of philanthropy or repentance can change that fact. Now in her seventies, she’s seen it all and is ready to die. Becca’s survived the world’s near extinction, and witnessed the planet transformed by cosmological catastrophe into an unfamiliar landscape and sky. She's seen it all, but nothing prepared her for what was to come next.
As a result of an ill-conceived suicide attempt, Becca’s life takes a major turn towards the bizarre. She downs a chemical cocktail containing tequila, tranquilizers, and an experimental neurological drug. The combination should have destroyed all brain activity; instead she awakens to find herself, and society around her changing.
Not only is she still alive, but she’s better than she was before. Becca discovers that she is getting smarter; and odder yet, she’s getting younger.
And she’s not alone. Reports are coming in of other people gaining youth and unusual abilities from the neurological drug.
Now, physically fifty years younger and a virtual super-genius, she is absorbed into the absurd and irrational world of the newly emerging superhero lifestyle. Becca struggles to solve the mystery of who killed scientific progress, and what their sinister plans really are. And she has to do all of this without knowing with any certainty of who the actual good guys are. Soon she is forced to come to terms with her past actions; struggle with her own identity in the present; and accept a fight to save a future that she never expected to see.
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In the preponderance of the multiverse, The Margret is an awesome force of good, evil, and indifference which many both fear and love.
As an alien demi-god, The Margret single-handedly defeated the viral hibachi army of Monatchi Seven. Then, after taking a brief twenty-four-day leave, she returned to work with the Mushwreck Squad to defeat the forces of the Higgsinator matter-reprogrammer force.
Cyborg The Margret saved an entire solar system by channeling a supernova through her power banks. Sacrificing her body so trillions could live, her consciousness resides in a trailer park icemaker in Pago Pago. Thousands of people make the yearly pilgrimage to get sacred Margret ice and hope for a few words of wisdom.
Margret the Planet Wrecker controls two-thirds of the galaxy and demands complete loyalty from her subjects. Most people live in terror, fearing retribution for the slightest infraction. Parents frighten unruly children into behaving by sharing tales of careless youngsters who have crossed The Margret only to be eaten in a stew by her and her followers.
However, here on this Earth, The Margret is but an average systems analyst and underrated speculative fiction writer. She’s been writing since high school, but stopped during the “party years”.
The Margret has been a receptionist, customer service representative, investigator, auto mechanic, plant care tech, among an even longer list of mcjobs. Currently meeking out enough of a living to reside in the land of heat and humidity with her spouse, a future alien invasion collaboration and holder of the unified theory (which is for sale to the highest bidder - serious inquiries only), she continues to write speculative fiction and edits for Sci-Fi Lampoon Magazine.
Visit the author website at:http://www.the-margret.com