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Anatomy of Surprise [NOOK Book]

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Before the beginning of time there was no such thing as surprise.
By the way, by the “beginning of time,” I mean the beginning of this time, the one that we’re now busy living and dying and doing things in. There may well have been other times, you understand—there quite likely were, in fact—with their own beginnings and endings, but our time, the one going on right now and the one we are concerned with here, knows nothing of these other ...

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Anatomy of Surprise

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Overview

Before the beginning of time there was no such thing as surprise.
By the way, by the “beginning of time,” I mean the beginning of this time, the one that we’re now busy living and dying and doing things in. There may well have been other times, you understand—there quite likely were, in fact—with their own beginnings and endings, but our time, the one going on right now and the one we are concerned with here, knows nothing of these other possible, earlier sister times, if indeed they existed.
Be that, though, as it may. The point here is that before this time began—this one I’m writing this in right now—there were no surprises.
Nor were there any cars. Nor was there any matter to build cars with, nor energy to mold them, had there been some moldable matter around.
Nor was there any space for roads to drive around on in cars, had there been matter and energy to bring cars about with. Nor, of course, was there any time for them to travel through had there been matter, energy, and space to set their stage.
Before this time, then, the one we’re in right now, there wasn’t much of anything, anywhere—in fact, there wasn’t any where at all. There was just the one: Alphonse.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045042871
  • Publisher: Ulf Wolf
  • Publication date: 10/24/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 368,315
  • File size: 52 KB

Meet the Author

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?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2013

    Surprise!

    I really enjoyed this short story! Was intrigued by the synopsis and immediately pulled in. Ten minutes later the story was over but Ill be thinking about the concept for quite some time! Offbeat take on creation gets the wheels turning... devour and ponder.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Enjoyed

    Enjoyed this short story, don't want to give away anything..... let it be a suprise ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2014

    Good

    A bit of circular 'logic' about the universe and it's creation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2014

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    Not a fan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    minus 5

    This was so bad I couldnt even undersyant the point of the first five pages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Didn't care for this one jmm44

    Not much of a story

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