|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
chanced to be at the bottom of the ravine at the time and
the car fell upon me."
"What were you doing at the bottom of the ravine?" asked
Barney quite suddenly, after the manner of one who ad-
ministers a third degree.
The man started and flushed with suspicion.
"That is my own affair," he said.
He tried to disengage his hand from Barney's, and as he
did so the American felt something within the fingers of the
other. For an instant his own fingers tightened upon those
that lay within them, so that as the others were withdrawn
The Mad King
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde:
passion from the face. Perhaps the signs of evil had already gone away.
He would go and look.
He took the lamp from the table and crept upstairs. As he unbarred the door,
a smile of joy flitted across his strangely young-looking face and lingered
for a moment about his lips. Yes, he would be good, and the hideous thing
that he had hidden away would no longer be a terror to him. He felt as if
the load had been lifted from him already.
He went in quietly, locking the door behind him, as was
his custom, and dragged the purple hanging from the portrait.
A cry of pain and indignation broke from him. He could see
no change, save that in the eyes there was a look of cunning
The Picture of Dorian Gray
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
dizzily down at the unbelievable spectacle. I thought again of
the eldritch primal myths that had so persistently haunted me
since my first sight of this dead antarctic world - of the demoniac
plateau of Leng, of the Mi-Go, or abominable Snow Men of the Himalayas,
of the Pnakotic Manuscripts with their prehuman implications,
of the Cthulhu cult, of the Necronomicon, and of the Hyperborean
legends of formless Tsathoggua and the worse than formless star
spawn associated with that semientity.
For boundless miles in
every direction the thing stretched off with very little thinning;
indeed, as our eyes followed it to the right and left along the
At the Mountains of Madness