Ulf is a Swedish name that once meant Wolf. So, yes, Wolf Wolf, that’s me.
I was born Ulf Ronnquist one snowy night in late October, in one of those northern Swedish towns that are little more than a clearing in the forest.
Fast forward through twenty Swedish years, ten or so English ones, and another twenty-four in the US and you’ll find me in front of an immigrations officer conducting the final citizenship interview, at the end of which he asks me, “What name would you like on your passport?”
And here I recall what a friend had told me, that you can pick just about any name you want at this point, and I heard me say “Ulf Wolf.”
That’s how it happened. Scout’s honor.
Of course, I had been using Ulf Wolf as a pen name for some time before this interview, but I hadn’t really planned to adopt that as my official U.S. name. But I did.
I have written stories all my life. Initially in Swedish, but for the last twenty or so years in English. To date I have written six novels, four novellas and two scores of stories; along with many songs and poems.
My writing focus these days is on life’s important questions (in my view): Who are we? What are we doing here? And how do we break out of this prison?
on May 01, 2015 :
What a brilliant composition! This is the second short story I have read by author Ulf Wolf and I must say he is quite the intelligent visionary in every way! I had no idea what to expect with this short story but it is extraordinary. In sum, lab rats are being experimented on but we are getting the view from the lab rats themselves. Which, for me, is excellent! Most people have no idea how intelligent so many other species are. Granted, the brain of a mouse or a rat is very small but that does not mean they are not any different from the rest of the evolutionary chain between living bacteria and the top of the food chain [humans]. We are taken into a world of rats having a say (using first person in this novella] into how they may think or feel. Because they are nothing but experiments to researchers in the real world this novella uses another tactic by using fiction to expose truths. The rats begin to take revenge on the researchers. Does this sound tacky or stupid or unreal? Probably so but if you give this short story a chance you might learn more about YOUR SELF (mind and body) than you could have ever imagined! It is free on Smashwords so go for it and I don't think you will be disappointed!
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