Evolution of a Car

io9 has a regular feature they call Concept Art Writing Prompts. They post a piece of art and invite readers to submit stories based upon the illustration. I've started writing short—often aiming for very, very short—stories as a warm-up to my real writing. 

This one is based on a photo by Redditor sup299. 

Evolution of a Car

Gunther seethed. The august automobile company for which he'd worked for decades had said they wanted to reboot one of their most famous but long-dormant car lines. Without even waiting to be asked, Gunther dropped everything to begin work on what he was sure would be his eternal legacy. 

Seven years later, after the successful relaunch—masterminded by that abominable brown-noser Hans—Gunther found himself unceremoniously fired. Now he spends his days alone on his farm, just him and his babies, mindlessly set out to pasture. One day, he tells himself, one day, he'll prove them all wrong. They'll see. They'll all see. Some day. 

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