A pause followed, broken only by the noise of the wine and by unsettlings of chairs. The silence came and Gabriel pushed back his chair.
Was this really written by Joyce? Or is this what happens when there’s a reading of his work?
We decided to celebrate James Joyce’s birthday by grabbing 140 characters from one of his masterpieces, “The Dead.” We thought these 140 characters, in particular, made an interesting story on their own — or at the very least, they create tension.
The title comes the speech that Gabriel is about to make, and we thought it was apt, since it stood in for our own reasoning: Take our own will for celebrating Joyce’s genius as the deed itself.