|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The War in the Air by H. G. Wells:
"Beaten," he whispered. "Beaten and done for... Chinese! Yellow
chaps chasing 'em!"
At last he came to rest in a clump of bushes near a locked-up and
deserted refreshment shed within view of the American side. They
made a sort of hole and harbour for him; they met completely
overhead. He looked across the rapids, but the firing had ceased
now altogether and everything seemed quiet. The Asiatic
aeroplane had moved from its former position above the Suspension
Bridge, was motionless now above Niagara city, shadowing all that
district about the power-house which had been the scene of the
land fight. The monster had an air of quiet and assured
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London:
so no longer. It has become a question of public import, fraught with the
direst consequences, and I shall do my duty before I leave this world by
informing it of its peril. Do you, John, as my last request, make this public.
Do not be frightened. The fate of humanity rests in your hand. Let the press
strike off millions of copies; let the electric currents sweep it round the
world; wherever men meet and speak, let them speak of it in fear and
trembling. And then, when thoroughly aroused, let society arise in its might
and cast out this abomination.
Yours, in long farewell,
THE SHADOW AND THE FLASH
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from The Yates Pride by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:
nature of an after-climax. The baby-carriage weakened the
The other women seized upon the idea of the carriage to cover
their surprise and prevent too much gloating on the part of Mrs.
Glynn, Ethel, and Julia.
"Is it a new carriage?" inquired Mrs. Lee.
"No, it looks like one that came over in the ark," retorted Mrs.
Glynn. Then she repeated: "She has adopted a baby," but this time
there was no effect of an explosion. However, the treble chorus
rose high, "Where did she get the baby? Was it a boy or a girl?
Why did she adopt it? Did it cry much?" and other queries, none