|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Reef by Edith Wharton:
profoundly and inextricably bound together as two trees with
For a long time she brooded on her plight, vaguely conscious
that the only escape from it must come from some external
chance. And slowly the occasion shaped itself in her mind.
It was Sophy Viner only who could save her--Sophy Viner only
who could give her back her lost serenity. She would seek
the girl out and tell her that she had given Darrow up; and
that step once taken there would be no retracing it, and she
would perforce have to go forward alone.
Any pretext for action was a kind of anodyne, and she
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath by H. P. Lovecraft:
no voice but talk by means of facial expression. The battle which
then ensued was truly a frightful one. From all sides the venomous
ghasts rushed feverishly at the creeping Gug, nipping and tearing
with their muzzles, and mauling murderously with their hard pointed
hooves. All the time they coughed excitedly, screaming when the
great vertical mouth of the Gug would occasionally bite into one
of their number, so that the noise of the combat would surely
have aroused the sleeping city had not the weakening of the sentry
begun to transfer the action farther and farther within the cavern.
As it was, the tumult soon receded altogether from sight in the
blackness, with only occasional evil echoes to mark its continuance.
The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Wrecker by Stevenson & Osbourne:
Goddedaal to a spread of marmalade, butter, toast, sardines,
tinned tongue, and steaming tea. The food was not very good,
and I have no doubt Nares would have reviled it, but it was
manna to the castaways. Goddedaal waited on them with a
kindness far before courtesy, a kindness like that of some old,
honest countrywoman in her farm. It was remembered
afterwards that Trent took little share in these attentions, but sat
much absorbed in thought, and seemed to remember and forget
the presence of his guests alternately.
Presently he addressed the Chinaman.
"Clear out!" said he, and watched him till he had disappeared