Ulf Wolf

Biography

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?

Where to find Ulf Wolf online


Books

Closer Sun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
The man is freshly arrived, freshly awake, not even hungry yet—not even aware of hunger yet—he surveys his new prison. He meets Cheetah, who can tell him all about it, were he not so hungry himself.
Beast
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
It’s natural to fall in love, they say—and what an amazingly appropriate verb “fall” turns out to be in this context. Natural to lose your appetite, your focus, all other dreams? Natural to see nothing but the lack of her, the vast and Heatherless nothing that now spreads before me and makes up my world. Natural? That’s natural?
At the Soups
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,670. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Can you be smothered by love? Is there really such a thing? To her mind, yes there definitely was such a thing and she was feeling the brunt of it, suffocating. She had told her dad, time and again, that she could not breathe, but he would never listen. Would never listen. Well, she had warned him.
Storm
Price: Free! Words: 269,450. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
What if? What if the human race were in heat, and procreated, only for a month in the spring—just like, say dogs. What would the world be like? No really, what would such a world look like? What would constitute religion? What would constitute ethics? What would be a crime? What would television be all about before, during, after this storm? How would you survive this storm intact?
The Zen of Calories
Price: Free! Words: 16,590. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Nutrition, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Dieting
Pay close attention to the next sentence for it contains the entire subject of weight loss success: Burn more calories than you consume. End of class. Really. All far-reaching truths are basically simple, and the truth of losing weight is no exception.
Love Thyself Last
Price: Free! Words: 58,740. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Southern England: An ancient carving in an even more ancient oak. A carving with a history of the gravest betrayal and the highest conceivable price of redemption.
He Fell Through Clouds
Price: Free! Words: 224,850. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
When Leonard Sanderson, a concert pianist, dies on the Harbor freeway he does not die. Instead, he falls up through clouds, then down, then through walls, through skin, into fetus, and is reborn. Not only does he survive death, but with help from Handel, he also remembers how to play. :: “A masterpiece of vivid characterization and unrelenting suspense.” — Alan Graham, Words & Pictures Press
Anatomy of Surprise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Religious
Godly omniscience has one drawback, and it’s a major one: it’s boring. There are absolutely no surprises. None. At all. So, God, also known as Alphonse at that time, set about to cure his godly boredom.
Alice Thinks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The trick is to stay really quiet. Really quiet. Quiet as a stone person, or as a mouse or a chair. For if she hears you she’ll find you and then she’ll teach you a lesson.
A Declaration
Price: Free! Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American
If true love is meant to be, how come its timing is so bad? Why was I married, and she too, though not to each other?
A Confession
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
There are many reasons for lying. Most of them bad ones. No, let me rephrase that: All of them bad ones.
A Larry Comes
Price: Free! Words: 54,930. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
“Tell me, what good is it to have God visit you if you can’t tell anybody about it? Or, if not God, then somebody looking very much like him, or how I had pictured him. Perhaps, to be safe, I should call him god, you know, lower case “g.”
Flannery's Bear
Price: Free! Words: 41,850. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Once upon a time there were three children who wanted to save the world.
Boil a Manchild for Odin
Price: Free! Words: 29,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
For hundreds of years the northern Swedish trolls have been favored by Odin. The forests and lakes were theirs for the living. No humans around to claim homesteads and fishing rights. But then things change. Humans develop fire-sticks that can kill a wolf at a hundred paces and the trolls have to retreat into the hearts of mountains.
Only The Albatross Remembers
Price: Free! Words: 20,060. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Inspirational
A sailboat with a crew of three goes down in a fierce storm somewhere between South Georgia and Gough Islands in the Southern Seas. All three on board drown. Still, one of them survives.

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