|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Road to Oz by L. Frank Baum:
fortune astonished and awed him until he grew used to his surroundings.
The furniture was upholstered in cloth of gold, with the royal crown
embroidered upon it in scarlet. The rug upon the marble floor was so
thick and soft that he could not hear the sound of his own footsteps,
and upon the walls were splendid tapestries woven with scenes from the
Land of Oz. Books and ornaments were scattered about in profusion,
and the shaggy man thought he had never seen so many pretty things in
one place before. In one corner played a tinkling fountain of
perfumed water, and in another was a table bearing a golden tray
loaded with freshly gathered fruit, including several of the
red-cheeked apples that the shaggy man loved.
The Road to Oz
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
"That's what. Any luck, Bucky?"
They went out and sat down on the big rocks back of the corral.
Here each told the other his story, with certain reservations.
Collins had just got back from Epitaph, where he had been to get
the fragments of paper which told the secret of the buried
treasure. He was expecting to set out in the early morning to
"I'll go with you," said Bucky immediately.
Val shook his head. "No, I'm to go alone. That's the agreement."
"Of course if that's the agreement." Nevertheless, the ranger
formed a private intention not to be far from the scene of
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
rose and fell fitfully, flickering with a greenish tinge which
did not reassure the watcher. And when he crept closer, down the
littered street and through some narrow gaps between tumbled walls,
he perceived that it was a campfire near the wharves with many
vague forms clustered darkly around it; and a lethal odour hanging
heavily over all. Beyond was the oily lapping of the harbour water
with a great ship riding at anchor, and Carter paused in stark
terror when he saw that the ship was indeed one of the dreaded
black galleys from the moon.
Then, just as he was about to creep
back from that detestable flame, he saw a stirring among the vague
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath