|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic:
and the nameless sense of support and repose which her
near proximity exhaled. He felt himself figuratively
leaning against Sister Soulsby's buoyant personality,
Brother Soulsby, like the intelligent creature he was,
ate his breakfast in peace; but Alice would interpose
remarks from time to time. Theron was conscious of a
certain annoyance at this, and knew that he was showing
it by an exaggerated display of interest in everything
Sister Soulsby said, and persisted in it. There trembled
in the background of his thoughts ever and again the
The Damnation of Theron Ware
|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:
doubted could be overcome.
"They're a large family," he said, "these sun dogs, wind dogs, rainbows,
halos, and parhelia. They are produced by refraction of light from mineral and
ice crystals, from mist, rain, spray, and no end of things; and I am afraid
they are the penalty I must pay for transparency. I escaped Lloyd's shadow
only to fetch up against the rainbow flash."
A couple of days later, before the entrance to Paul's laboratory, I
encountered a terrible stench. So overpowering was it that it was easy to
discover the sourceča mass of putrescent matter on the doorstep which in
general outlines resembled a dog.
Paul was startled when he investigated my find. It was his invisible dog, or
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:
"All day long."
"Do you know that I am really afraid that I shall get very fond
of you? Ask Prudence."
"Ah," said she, "it is amazing!"
"Now, you must go back to your seat. The count will be coming
back, and there is nothing to be gained by his finding you here."
"Because you don't like seeing him."
"No; only if you had told me that you wanted to come to the
Vaudeville to-night I could have got this box for you as well as
"Unfortunately, he got it for me without my asking him, and he