|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson:
killing chill; and, although the upper sky was still
unflecked with vapour, the sea fogs were pouring in from
seaward, over the hilltops of Marin county, in one great,
shapeless, silver cloud.
South Vallejo is typical of many Californian towns. It was a
blunder; the site has proved untenable; and, although it is
still such a young place by the scale of Europe, it has
already begun to be deserted for its neighbour and namesake,
North Vallejo. A long pier, a number of drinking saloons, a
hotel of a great size, marshy pools where the frogs keep up
their croaking, and even at high noon the entire absence of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells:
return; the pulse of life, growing stronger and stronger,
would beat again in the empty streets and pour across the
vacant squares. Whatever destruction was done, the hand
of the destroyer was stayed. All the gaunt wrecks, the black-
ened skeletons of houses that stared so dismally at the sunlit
grass of the hill, would presently be echoing with the ham-
mers of the restorers and ringing with the tapping of their
trowels. At the thought I extended my hands towards the
sky and began thanking God. In a year, thought I--in a
year. . .
With overwhelming force came the thought of myself,
War of the Worlds
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Lesson of the Master by Henry James:
"It comes to the same thing, because we talked about 'Ginistrella.'
She described it to me - she lent me her copy."
"Lent it to you?"
"She travels with it."
"It's incredible," Paul blushed.
"It's glorious for you, but it also turned out very well for me.
When the ladies went off to bed she kindly offered to send the book
down to me. Her maid brought it to me in the hall and I went to my
room with it. I hadn't thought of coming here, I do that so
little. But I don't sleep early, I always have to read an hour or
two. I sat down to your novel on the spot, without undressing,