|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
Amundsen, Scott, and Byrd. With frequent changes of camp, made
by aeroplane and involving distances great enough to be of geological
significance, we expected to unearth a quite unprecedented amount
of material - especially in the pre-Cambrian strata of which so
narrow a range of antarctic specimens had previously been secured.
We wished also to obtain as great as possible a variety of the
upper fossiliferous rocks, since the primal life history of this
bleak realm of ice and death is of the highest importance to our
knowledge of the earth’s past. That the antarctic continent was
once temperate and even tropical, with a teeming vegetable and
animal life of which the lichens, marine fauna, arachnida, and
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Underground City by Jules Verne:
above and below ground, filled the scene with animation. Great wagons
of coal used to be passing night and day. The rails, with their
rotten sleepers, now disused, were then constantly ground by the weight
of wagons. Now stony roads took the place of the old mining tramways.
James Starr felt as if he was traversing a desert.
The engineer gazed about him with a saddened eye.
He stopped now and then to take breath. He listened.
The air was no longer filled with distant whistlings and the panting
of engines. None of those black vapors which the manufacturer
loves to see, hung in the horizon, mingling with the clouds.
No tall cylindrical or prismatic chimney vomited out smoke,
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Falk by Joseph Conrad:
fore safe from Falk's malice. All he had to do was
to race off to his consignees and stop payment of
the towage bill before Falk had the time to get in
and lift the money.
Nothing could have been less in the spirit of my
advice than the thoughtful way in which he set
about to make his parasol stay propped against the
edge of the table.
While I watched his concentrated efforts with as-
tonishment he threw at me one or two perplexed,
half-shy glances. Then he sat down. "That's all