The Time Capsule by Moira le Roux

Prompt: The list  | Word count: 2500  | Genre: Women’s Fiction
We drove home in silence. This was the night that Alexis, my lovely wife, had spoken about for so many years. It was going to be the highlight of the year. Something had gone wrong, and I wasn’t sure what. We had all heard the story of the time capsule. She had been talking excitedly about it since it happened. Twenty years ago, when she was fifteen, her teacher had the whole grade fill out a page of what they wanted to achieve in the next twenty years. Tonight, was the school reunion, and the opening of the time capsule. Alexis had been in an excited mood all evening, catching up with old friends, and then came time for the opening of the time capsule. There was laughter and joking all around, but as she opened her envelope, with the list in it, she went quiet. After a few minute’s she said goodbye to all her friends, and we left early. She wouldn’t show me her list.
I parked the car in the garage and turned to her. “Please tell me what the matter is, love. This was supposed to be a great night, and the girls are all excited about the time capsule. They are going to wonder why you are so unhappy.”

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