|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry:
"I open the paper and see that it is a corporation charter issued by
the State of New Jersey to 'The Peters and Tucker Consolidated and
Amalgamated Aerial Franchise Development Company, Limited.'
"'It's to buy up rights of way for airship lines,' explained Andy.
'The Legislature wasn't in session, but I found a man at a postcard
stand in the lobby that kept a stock of charters on hand. There are
100,000 shares,' says Andy, 'expected to reach a par value of $1. I
had one blank certificate of stock printed.'
"Andy takes out the blank and begins to fill it in with a fountain
"'The whole bunch,' says he, 'goes to our friend in dreamland for
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
world been delivered? Had any of the Old Ones shifted north ahead
of the creeping ice cap? Existing geology shows no trace of their
presence. Had the frightful Mi-Go been still a menace in the outer
land world of the north? Could one be sure of what might or might
not linger, even to this day, in the lightless and unplumbed abysses
of earth’s deepest waters? Those things had seemingly been able
to withstand any amount of pressure - and men of the sea have
fished up curious objects at times. And has the killer-whale theory
really explained the savage and mysterious scars on antarctic
seals noticed a generation ago by Borchgrevingk?
At the Mountains of Madness
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Somebody's Little Girl by Martha Young:
``Yes, there was a window like that in the world, for just outside
the nursery-window there grew a Pride of China Tree, and it filled
all the window with small, green, moving leaves--''
Then Bessie Bell just let the lady draw her up close, and she leaned
up against the lady.
She felt so happy now, for she knew she had found the Wisest Woman
in the world, for this lady knew the things that little girls only
could remember. If she had thought about it she would have told the
lady about the tiny apple-trees with the very, very small apples on
them, and other rows of apple-trees over those, and other rows on
top of those, and on top of all a row of big round red apples.