Written for the Friday Fictioneers. A story, about a great inventor and a terrible salesman, begins after the photo.
Genre: Science Fiction/Humor
The state’s richest man stared at the car and declared, “That certainly is unique.”
‘Buzz’ Duncan, the world’s greatest inventor and its worst salesman, said, “The backhoe and shovel actually work too!”
“I still ain’t interested.” With a sympathetic look at Duncan, he climbed in his limo and drove away.
“Richard Branson didn’t want her either,” muttered Duncan. He climbed into the converted Edsel and patted the dashboard. “Don’t worry, Jezebelle. Someday folks will appreciate how unique you are.”
With a sigh, he started the car’s counter-gravity propulsion and it floated above the pavement. In moments, he broke the sound barrier screaming down Interstate 40.
Richard Branson is the 7th richest man in the UK and the owner Virgin Galactic. A company marketing space tourism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Branson#Business_ventures
Sound Barrier: Roughly 767 miles per hour. Once thought a speed that aircraft could never cross. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sound_barrier
Edsel: One of the worst marketing failures in automotive history (the car in the picture above is an Edsel, although the original never included the farm implements): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edsel#.22The_aim_was_right.2C_but_the_target_moved.22
Each week, the Friday Fictioneers meet to work on converting old cars into farm implements. Okay, we don’t, but it sounds like fun. Instead, we let our imagination soar free to write flash fiction from a picture prompt. Look here to see many fantastic stories based upon the photo above: http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/7-november-2014/