|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay:
and Corpang emerged onto one of these platforms. The shelf opposite
was a few feet higher than that on which they stood. The platforms
were backed by a double line of lofty and unclimbable cliffs, whose
tops were invisible.
The stream, which had accompanied them through the gap, went straight
forward, but, instead of descending the wall of the chasm as a
waterfall, it crossed from side to side like a liquid bridge. It
then disappeared through a cleft in the cliffs on the opposite side.
To Maskull's mind, however, even more wonderful than this unnatural
phenomenon was the absence of shadows, which was more noticeable here
than on the open plain. It made the place look like a hall of
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain:
my authors through, and the triumphs I had been sharing
with them. I sat silent some time, then turned to Harris
"My mind is made up."
Something in my tone struck him: and when he glanced
at my eye and read what was written there, his face
paled perceptibly. He hesitated a moment, then said:
I answered, with perfect calmness:
"I will ascend the Riffelberg."
If I had shot my poor friend he could not have fallen from
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells:
approval on the ornamental chequering of his new stockings. The
expression in his eyes faded slowly to abstract meditation.
"She WAS a stunning girl," he said. "I wonder if I shall ever set
eyes on her again. And she knew how to ride, too! Wonder what she
thought of me."
The phrase 'bloomin' Dook' floated into his mind with a certain
flavour of comfort.
He lit a cigarette, and sat smoking and meditating. He did not
even look up when vehicles passed. It was perhaps ten minutes
before he roused himself. "What rot it is! What's the good of
thinking such things," he said. "I'm only a blessed draper's