Good story, swollen. It has a good flow and is quite true that most people are never truly content. Which makes it easy to relate to for your readers. I also think you did a great job on the wording being very descriptive of the characters, surroundings, and emotions.
One thing I would have liked more attention to was; "when Julie stepped into the box, did she get her wish?" I can guess what her wish was though. Best of all, IMO, was the ending!
keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!!