Sunday, January 29, 2017

I'm Moving

This will, most likely, be the last post on this blog - you can find me over here, or, if the link doesn’t work, copy and paste this address: www.shanetyleradams.wordpress.com into your browser.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

...Wife and Kids





I was looking at it when the guy walked up and stood beside me. 
"Tell me this isn't your car, man," I said. 
He nodded, a gentle, yet almost undetectable, twist to his mouth. 
   "Yeah, sort of. My friend sold it to me and I was driving it home from his place with my wife and kids when it started smoking. This was the only place to pull into. It just didn't stop..."
   He was quiet for a few moments. My stomach turned, thinking of my wife and the two-and-half-year-old who has completely changed my - our - lives. 

"Everybody....?" I couldn't form the next words. 

"Oh, my wife had the kids out before I got it stopped. I'm here looking to see if her new shoes survived."

Just then his mobile chirped. I started breathing again. He wandered off a few feet and I heard him say "Nah, babe.  They're all melted in the footwell. Yeah. Love you too, honey." He turned and took the few steps back to where I was standing. 

  "So, are you a reporter?"
  "No, just fascinated I guess. Hey look, I gotta run. Good luck with the next set of wheels, brother."

He stuck out his hand and we shook. His grip was solid and calloused and I noticed the solid thickness of his arms and shoulders. 

  "Thanks for that. My friend, he already gave me the money back so I'm good, you know?"

He turned back to the car and took a step away. That was my cue. I thought briefly of taking his picture with the car but somehow the moment had passed. 

The next day and the day after that I came back and photographed the diminution of the evidence. 


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Monday, June 22, 2015