|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Maggie: A Girl of the Streets by Stephen Crane:
but when he gits me a-chasin' 'im he'll fin' out where he's wrong,
deh damned duffer. I'll wipe up deh street wid 'im."
In a fury he plunged out of the doorway. As he vanished the
mother raised her head and lifted both hands, entreating.
"May Gawd curse her forever," she cried.
In the darkness of the hallway Jimmie discerned a knot of women
talking volubly. When he strode by they paid no attention to him.
"She allus was a bold thing," he heard one of them cry in an
eager voice. "Dere wasn't a feller come teh deh house but she'd
try teh mash 'im. My Annie says deh shameless t'ing tried teh
ketch her feller, her own feller, what we useter know his fader."
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
Thus began a friendship which lasted during the
lifetime of the good priest. Whenever he could do so
Norman of Torn visited his friend, Father Claude. It
was he who taught the boy to read and write in French,
English and Latin at a time when but few of the nobles
could sign their own names.
French was spoken almost exclusively at court and
among the higher classes of society, and all public docu-
ments were inscribed either in French or Latin, al-
though about this time the first proclamation written in
The Outlaw of Torn
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The War in the Air by H. G. Wells:
Laurier looked down on him. "He is reported in the neighbourhood
of Albany--out towards the Berkshire Hills. He is moving from
place to place and, as far as he can, organising the defence by
telegraph and telephones The Asiatic air-fleet is trying to
locate him. When they think they have located the seat of
government, they throw bombs. This inconveniences him, but so
far they have not come within ten miles of him. The Asiatic
air-fleet is at present scattered all over the Eastern States,
seeking out and destroying gas-works and whatever seems conducive
to the building of airships or the transport of troops. Our
retaliatory measures are slight in the extreme. But with these