|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
by the rise of new land masses, though the ocean was never wholly
deserted. Another cause of the landward movement was the new difficulty
in breeding and managing the Shoggoths upon which successful sea
life depended. With the march of time, as the sculptures sadly
confessed, the art of creating new life from inorganic matter
had been lost, so that the Old Ones had to depend on the molding
of forms already in existence. On land the great reptiles proved
highly tractable; but the Shoggoths of the sea, reproducing by
fission and acquiring a dangerous degree of accidental intelligence,
presented for a time a formidable problem.
They had always been
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad:
and that the sea was not likely to keep any special surprises
expressly for my discomfiture.
Arrived at that comforting conclusion, I bethought myself of a
cigar and went below to get it. All was still down there.
Everybody at the after end of the ship was sleeping profoundly. I
came out again on the quarter-deck, agreeably at ease in my
sleeping-suit on that warm breathless night, barefooted, a glowing
cigar in my teeth, and, going forward, I was met by the profound
silence of the fore end of the ship. Only as I passed the door of
the forecastle I heard a deep, quiet, trustful sigh of some sleeper
inside. And suddenly I rejoiced in the great security of the sea
'Twixt Land & Sea
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo:
"Who's talking about you?" snapped Zoie.
Again Aggie exclaimed that she "had it."
"She's got it twice as bad," groaned Jimmy, and he wondered what
new form her persecution of him was about to take.
"Where is the morning paper?" asked Aggie, excitedly.
"We can't advertise NOW," protested Zoie. "It's too late for
"Sh! Sh!" answered Aggie, as she snatched the paper quickly from
the table and began running her eyes up and down its third page.
"Married-- married," she murmured, and then with delight she
found the half column for which she was searching. "Born," she