|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from At the Mountains of Madness by H. P. Lovecraft:
eyes forming and un-forming as pustules of greenish light all
over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing
the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor
that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter. Still
came that eldritch, mocking cry- "Tekeli-li! Tekeli-li!" and at
last we remembered that the demoniac Shoggoths - given life, thought,
and plastic organ patterns solely by the Old Ones, and having
no language save that which the dot groups expressed - had likewise
no voice save the imitated accents of their bygone masters.
At the Mountains of Madness
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Lock and Key Library by Julian Hawthorne, Ed.:
analogous fields of interest; as in fact already, and more than
once, in connection with these very events, this lesson has
obtained the effectual attention of Christian kings and princes
assembled in congress. No tragedy, indeed, among all the sad ones
by which the charities of the human heart or of the fireside have
ever been outraged, can better merit a separate chapter in the
private history of German manners or social life than this
unparalleled case. And, on the other hand, no one can put in a
better claim to be the historian than myself.
I was at the time, and still am, a professor in that city and
university which had the melancholy distinction of being its
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Desert Gold by Zane Grey:
of repressed pain liberated in a flash of certainty. The mother
had seen just as quickly as Mercedes how far he had gone on the
road of love. Perhaps she had seen more--even more than he dared
hope. The incident roused Gale. He could not understand Mrs.
Belding, nor why that look of hers, that seeming baffled, hopeless
look of a woman who saw the inevitable forces of life and could
not thwart them, should cause him perplexity and distress. He
wanted to go to her and tell her how he felt about Nell, but fear
of absolute destruction of his hopes held him back. He would wait.
Nevertheless, an instinct that was perhaps akin to self-preservation
prompted him to want to let Nell know the state of his mind.