|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Dust by Mr. And Mrs. Haldeman-Julius:
it off with a dash.
Had Rose stood her ground on this matter, undoubtedly all her
after life might have been different, but she was of those women
whose charm and whose folly lie in their sensitiveness to the
moods and contentment of the people most closely associated with
them. They can rise above their own discomfort or depression, but
they are utterly unable to disregard that of those near them.
This gave Martin, who by temperament and habit considered only
his own feelings, an incalculable advantage. His was the old
supremacy of the selfish over the self sacrificing, the hard over
the tender, the mental over the emotional. Add to this, the fact
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Mother by Owen Wister:
announced. 'And she is far more likely to be seventy.'"
"I thought it best to agree to any age that Ethel chose to give the old
"'Do you suppose,' Ethel continued, 'that she does it by telephone?'"
"'My dearest,' I responded, 'he must do it all for her, of course, you
"'I doubt that very much, Richard. And she strikes me as being the sort
of character for whom a mere telephone would not be enough excitement.
The nerves of those people require more and more stimulants to give them
any sensation at all. I believe that she sits in his private office and
watches the ticker.'"
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Stories From the Old Attic by Robert Harris:
different road on this night, realized similarly that he, too, was
destined to be wet, and pushed open the door with resolve. However,
as he climbed out of the car, the young lady he had been driving
home got out also. "Get back in the car," he told her, "or you'll
"I'll help," the young lady said.
"There's nothing you can do," replied the young man as he reached
for the spare in the trunk. "It's really a job for one person, and
I've done it before."
"Then I'll watch," replied the young lady. And watch she did. Oh,
she held the lug nuts to keep them from getting lost, but to speak