|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Ebb-Tide by Stevenson & Osbourne:
on the verandah.'
'She is pretty,' said Herrick.
'Too pretty,' said Attwater. 'That was why I had her married.
A man never knows when he may be inclined to be a fool about
women; so when we were left alone, I had the pair of them
to the chapel and performed the ceremony. She made a lot of
fuss. I do not take at all the romantic view of marriage,' he
'And that strikes you as a safeguard?' asked Herrick with
'Certainly. I am a plain man and very literal. WHOM GOD HATH
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Herbert West: Reanimator by H. P. Lovecraft:
without rising to pull down the shade. Then came the steady rattling
at the back door.
I lay still and somewhat dazed, but before
long heard West’s rap on my door. He was clad in dressing-gown
and slippers, and had in his hands a revolver and an electric
flashlight. From the revolver I knew that he was thinking more
of the crazed Italian than of the police.
"We’d better both
go," he whispered. "It wouldn’t do not to answer it anyway, and
it may be a patient -- it would be like one of those fools to
try the back door."
Herbert West: Reanimator
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells:
apprehensively. The driver had but one eye, through which there
gleamed a concentrated hatred of God and man.
"No wonder he charged for it before we saw it," said Benham.
"It's better than walking," said Amanda.
The company in the inn gathered behind the landlord and scrutinized
Amanda and Benham intelligently. The young couple got in.
"Avanti," said Benham, and Amanda bestowed one last ineradicable
memory on the bowing landlord.
Benham did not speak until just after they turned the first corner,
and then something portentous happened, considering the precipitous
position of the road they were upon. A small boy appeared sitting