|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley:
There was nothing to be spoken, for there was nothing to be
concealed between these two souls as clear as glass. Each knew all
which the other meant; each knew that its own thoughts were known.
At last the mutual gaze was over; she stooped and kissed him on the
brow, and was in the act to turn away, as a tear dropped on his
forehead. Her little bare feet were peeping out from under her
dress. He bent down and kissed them again and again; and then
looking up, as if to excuse himself,--
"You have such pretty feet, mother!"
Instantly, with a woman's instinct, she had hidden them. She had
been a beauty once, as I said; and though her hair was gray, and
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Danny's Own Story by Don Marquis:
gives a whoop and then hollers out: "Hank is
dead!" and throws her apern over her head and
sets right down in the path and boo-hoos like a
baby. And I bellers louder.
Mis' Rogers, she never waited to ast nothing
more. She seen she had a piece of news, and she's
bound to be the first to spread it, like they is always
a lot of women wants to be in them country towns.
She run right acrost the road to where the Alexan-
derses lived. Mis' Alexander, she seen her coming
and unhooked the screen door, and Mis'
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart:
"Selina Buttons," I said reflectively. "I don't remember ever
having known any one named Buttons, although I had a cat once--"
"Damn the cat!" he said rudely. "Her name isn't Buttons. Her name
is Caruthers, my Aunt Selina Caruthers, and the money comes from
"It's an old business," he went on, with something of proprietary
pride. "My grandfather founded it in 1775. Made buttons for the
"Oh, yes," I said. "They melted the buttons to make bullets,
didn't they? Or they melted bullets to make buttons? Which was