Flash fiction prompt from Carrot Ranch. For this prompt I imagined the greatest gift not as an object but as something intangible.
“So how have you been?”
“Terrible! I keep plugging away at my art, struggling to generate interest, hoping to find an audience, even daring to yearn for some accolades, but all I get are rejections, indifference, and the fear that things won’t get any better than this.”
“But why so glum? Sounds to me like you’re a very lucky person.”
“Lucky? Seriously? I’m starting to get the feeling that I’ve wasted my life on a fruitless effort.”
“But your life has direction, purpose, a reason for being, and that is the greatest gift your art has provided for you.”