|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Herbert West: Reanimator by H. P. Lovecraft:
of some of the experiments -- grisly masses of flesh that had
been dead, but that West waked to a blind, brainless, nauseous
ammation. These were the usual results, for in order to reawaken
the mind it was necessary to have specimens so absolutely fresh
that no decay could possibly affect the delicate brain-cells.
This need for very fresh corpses had been West’s moral undoing.
They were hard to get, and one awful day he had secured his specimen
while it was still alive and vigorous. A struggle, a needle, and
a powerful alkaloid had transformed it to a very fresh corpse,
and the experiment had succeeded for a brief and memorable moment;
but West had emerged with a soul calloused and seared, and a hardened
Herbert West: Reanimator
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Lady Susan by Jane Austen:
species of revenge to which I could hardly stoop under any circumstances.
I honestly tell you my sentiments and intentions: I do not wish to work
on your fears, but on your sense and affection. It would destroy every
comfort of my life to know that you were married to Lady Susan Vernon; it
would be the death of that honest pride with which I have hitherto
considered my son; I should blush to see him, to hear of him, to think of
him. I may perhaps do no good but that of relieving my own mind by this
letter, but I felt it my duty to tell you that your partiality for Lady
Susan is no secret to your friends, and to warn you against her. I should
be glad to hear your reasons for disbelieving Mr. Smith's intelligence; you
had no doubt of its authenticity a month ago. If you can give me your
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Ozma of Oz by L. Frank Baum:
where you came from. Here, in my underground kingdom, they are rank
poison, as I said, and we Nomes can't bear them around."
"Well, you'll have to bear this one around," declared Billina; "for
I've laid it."
"Where?" asked the King.
"Under your throne," said the hen.
The King jumped three feet into the air, so anxious was he to get away
from the throne.
"Take it away! Take it away at once!" he shouted.
"I can't," said Billina. "I haven't any hands."
"I'll take the egg," said the Scarecrow. "I'm making a collection of
Ozma of Oz