|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Bucky O'Connor by William MacLeod Raine:
The passengers fell into line as directed, Collins with the rest.
"You're calling this dance, son; it's your say-so, I guess," he
"Keep still, or I'll shoot you full of holes," growled the
autocrat of the artillery.
"Why, sure! Ain't you the real thing in Jesse Jameses?" soothed
At the sound of Collins' voice, the masked man had started
perceptibly, and his right hand had jumped forward an inch or two
to cover the speaker more definitely. Thereafter, no matter what
|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:
would be nothing left. The hitherto withheld photographs, both
ordinary and aerial, will count in my favor, for they are damnably
vivid and graphic. Still, they will be doubted because of the
great lengths to which clever fakery can be carried. The ink drawings,
of course, will be jeered at as obvious impostures, notwithstanding
a strangeness of technique which art experts ought to remark and
In the end I must rely on the judgment and standing
of the few scientific leaders who have, on the one hand, sufficient
independence of thought to weigh my data on its own hideously
convincing merits or in the light of certain primordial and highly
At the Mountains of Madness
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Herland by Charlotte Gilman:
And, making a wide detour, I scrambled back to my question
of how they limited the population.
As for Somel, she seemed sorry, a little ashamed even, of her
too clearly expressed amazement. As I look back now, knowing
them better, I am more and more and more amazed as I appreciate
the exquisite courtesy with which they had received over and
over again statements and admissions on our part which must
have revolted them to the soul.
She explained to me, with sweet seriousness, that as I had supposed,
at first each woman bore five children; and that, in their eager desire
to build up a nation, they had gone on in that way for a few centuries,