|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Baby Mine by Margaret Mayo:
"She is one of the prettiest girls in Chicago," said Aggie.
"You're pretty too," answered Jimmy, "but it doesn't make an
idiot of you."
"It's TIME you said something nice to me," purred Aggie; and her
arm stole fondly around Jimmy's large neck.
"I don't know why it is," said Jimmy, shaking his head
dejectedly, "but every time Zoie Hardy's name is mentioned in
this house it seems to stir up some sort of a row between you and
"That's because you're so prejudiced," answered Aggie with a
touch of irritation.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs:
there to question his right to be with them, and
presently, the inspection satisfactorily concluded, the
apes again returned their attention to the other survivor.
He too was but slightly wounded, a bullet, grazing his
skull, having stunned him, so that when he regained
consciousness he was apparently as fit as ever.
The apes told Tarzan that they had been traveling
toward the east when the scent spoor of the she had
attracted them and they had stalked her. Now they
wished to continue upon their interrupted march; but
Tarzan preferred to follow the Arabs and take the woman
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Familiar Studies of Men and Books by Robert Louis Stevenson:
but a lawsuit; and is pleased to be thought liberal when he
knows he has been mean. He is conscientiously ostentatious.
I say conscientiously, with reason. He could never have been
taken for a fop, like Pen, but arrayed himself in a manner
nicely suitable to his position. For long he hesitated to
assume the famous periwig; for a public man should travel
gravely with the fashions not foppishly before, nor dowdily
behind, the central movement of his age. For long he durst
not keep a carriage; that, in his circumstances would have
been improper; but a time comes, with the growth of his
fortune, when the impropriety has shifted to the other side,