|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft:
with Legrasse and others of that old-time raiding-party, saw the
frightful image, and even questioned such of the mongrel prisoners
as still survived. Old Castro, unfortunately, had been dead for
some years. What I now heard so graphically at first-hand, though
it was really no more than a detailed confirmation of what my
uncle had written, excited me afresh; for I felt sure that I was
on the track of a very real, very secret, and very ancient religion
whose discovery would make me an anthropologist of note. My attitude
was still one of absolute materialism, as l wish it still were,
and I discounted with almost inexplicable perversity the coincidence
of the dream notes and odd cuttings collected by Professor Angell.
Call of Cthulhu
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad:
of the skylights. Right aft two seamen, busy
cleaning the steering gear, with the reflected ripples
of light running playfully up their bent backs, went
on with their work, unaware of me and of the al-
most affectionate glance I threw at them in passing
toward the companion-way of the cabin.
The doors stood wide open, the slide was pushed
right back. The half-turn of the staircase cut off
the view of the lobby. A low humming ascended
from below, but it stopped abruptly at the sound of
my descending footsteps.
The Shadow Line
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:
pleased, and I must dance to the tune you set. And then this morning
what you came to tell me was that things were changed; that it was mine
to call the tune. Had I had the strength to be a villain, you had been
mine now, and your brother and Sir Rowland might have hanged on the rope
of their own weaving."
She looked at him in a startled, almost shamefaced manner. This was an
aspect of the case she had not considered.
"You realize it, I see," he said, and smiled wistfully. "Then perhaps
you realize why you found me so unwilling to do the thing you craved.
Having treated me ungenerously, you came to cast yourself upon my
generosity, asking me - though I scarcely think you understood - to