You Never Know

Marty McGarry, has dreamt of winning the pools all his life his wife is forever the pessimist until one day it happens- Marty becomes the biggest ever winner in 1969. When the press find out the couple are hounded and flee to America. does money really bring happiness?


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“See you down at the pool big boy!

Marty asked if young Christopher was ready.

“Yes, Uncle Marty let’s go Christopher had placed the snorkel and mask over his head and adjusted the straps to fit so the water wouldn’t get in. he carried the flippers down in his bare feet.

Pat asked if Christopher’s father was coming down to the pool but he declined saying he couldn’t swim. “Have you got any whiskey?

“It’s a bit early to be drinking isn’t it?

“I’m on holiday for God sake.” Are you getting me a drink or what?

“Hold on there’s some in our bedroom.”

“Now that’s more like it; put some ice in it too would you.”

“One cube or two?


“Two what?

“Oh; two cubes please”

Pat half filled the tumbler with whiskey then dropped in the ice cubes then handed the glass over.

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome.”

 Claire came out of the bedroom carrying another large towel and some sun cream after putting up her blonde hair.

“I’m going to catch some rays darling, see you soon okay?

“Yes, alright; I will be down later for something to eat.”

Clair closed the door as she headed down stairs to the pool.

“So how does it feel to be rich then Pat?

“No different really; it’s only money.”

“So why are you running away for; if you have nothing to hide then you wouldn’t be running?

“It was the press she stammered as she spoke; they were asking questions that I didn’t care to answer.”

“They hit a raw nerve did they?

“No, I mean they were starting to get personal and that’s my business right?

“The press have a way of finding out the truth, why didn’t you just come clean and tell them?

“Tell them what?

“Tell them you cheated on your husband two years after you were married.”

 “That’s a lie.”

“It’s true because you see I know who it was with; I’ve known for years.”

 “It’s not true; she was sobbing now.”

“Does the name Michael Douglas ring any bells Pat.

“Look what do you want?

“Me? I don’t want anything; but I’m sure Marty would love to know.”

“You wouldn’t tell him?

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