My lady and I are out of touch. We dine, surrounded by modern couples, each individual cradling a phone. Screens illuminate their faces while our candlelight wavers. Words flutter aimlessly, failing to land.
I ask, are we connected to the clouded world? She says, our connection is cloudy at best.
Matthew Gregory is a writer and filmmaker living in South Florida. He is currently working on his long-neglected Twitter account. For more visit Matthew-Gregory.com.
When darkness fell over the Rappahannock, the guns rested, but fighting continued.
One side fired “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, the other returning shots of “God Save the South”.
They fought until one side played “Home, Sweet Home!” The other repeated. They sang together.
Tomorrow, they’d return to their guns.
Matthew Gregory is a writer and filmmaker living in South Florida. Some of his work can be found at geronimatt.tumblr.com.
When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from pleasant dreams, he found himself unchanged, the same Gregor Samsa as the day before. Life seems rather monotonous, he thought as he stood on his feet and stretched, trembling as his body warmed. He wondered what the morning could bring. And the next.
Matthew Gregory is a writer and filmmaker from South Florida. His forthcoming film “Admit One” will be screened as part of the 8th Annual 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soiree. Other work can be found at geronimatt.tumblr.com.
By 10:00 Max knew she wouldn’t show. He finished another drink, recognizing a tinge of curiosity, something normally fed with an internet search.
But he was out.
Max paid the bill, then left. It was twelve blocks to her apartment, but he had already crossed countless streets of innocent speculation.
Matthew Gregory is a writer and filmmaker surviving in South Florida. Some of his work can be found at geronimatt.tumblr.com.
“Rats roam the library at night,” I told the Dean. “Students bring in food, don’t clean up after themselves. There’s roaches, too.”
She asked for a solution.
“Get rid of them,” I responded.
“Obviously,” she said, then asked, “Rodents or students?”
“They’d still find a way into the building.”
Matthew Gregory is a writer and filmmaker whose short films “Alamogordo, NM,” “guarda innanzi che tu salti,” and “Joseph Jefferson Solves the Hunger Problem” have been featured in the 1:1 Super 8 Cinema Soirée. He has also worked as a writer and camera operator for the forthcoming film Papa. He lives in South Florida.
He walked into a dark room. It was old, and looked like no one had used it in a long time. He chuckled; no one was going to stop him. He slowly pulled up a gun and aimed for her head.
“Tea time!” Mother shouted.
The screen read: Game Over.
Matthew Gregory is a 12-year-old pupil at Longhill High School in Brighton, UK.