The Belt by Agatha Rae

From Author, Agatha Rae, comes a new tale…

Mysterious, Captivating, and Thrilling!

Agatha Rae is new in the field of mystery, but is certainly no novice! You will love THE BELT!
A page turner from start to finish!More from Agatha Rae…
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John Smith hates drama; he always has to have a plan, an escape route. He’s a lousy father, horrible husband and a terrible co-worker.
Then the dreams happen, and he slowly starts to lose his mind.
Trapped in his own thoughts, he has a hard time distinguishing fantasy from reality.
And then there’s the belt!
Is he dreaming? Is it real life? What has happened to John Smith? And what will happen to those around him that he has manipulated?

Chapter One Sample:
He put the phone into his pocket and was on his way to the store, when he felt someone touching his elbow. John turned around and saw a scruffy looking man, wearing a very old-looking jacket and some dirty jeans. His shoes looked as if they were at least a decade old and there was a specific scent around the man; it wasn’t alcohol, nor dirt, it rather smelled like mold. Oh, Jesus, John thought and looked at the man’s face.
“What is it?” John asked, irritated.
“I’m sorry, I was wondering if you could spare some change?” the man said in such a quiet voice that John barely heard him.
“No, I don’t. I have no spare change, no spare needles, nor spare cans of beer. Sorry,” he replied, turned around and went inside the store.
“I just need food, I don’t drink,” John heard the man outside the store say, but decided not to waste his time anymore talking to some junkie who had clearly fucked up his life. It wasn’t John’s problem.
Half an hour later, as he was walking out of the store, John checked his cart and realized he had forgotten to buy pasta and tomato sauce, which was too bad as he was planning to make lasagna the next day. He stopped before the exit, looked at the almost empty shop, checked his watch, sighed and thought he really didn’t feel like going back amongst the aisles, when he spotted a cart with food left inside of it by the customers. The cart had stickers of a certain charity organization on it and the information written on a piece of paper hanging from its front stated that the food was being gathered for the poorest people living in the neighborhood. John looked over his shoulder, made sure nobody was around, walked towards the charity cart, looked inside of it and spotted both pasta and the needed tomato sauce. He hesitated for a second, but finally reached out and took the donated products he needed.
About two months later, he woke to find a belt lying on his bed for the very first time.

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