Beast

Beast

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by Ulf Wolf
     
 

When the rules of love were written, one of them said this: “Once you put a face to the hunger of your heart, your heart cannot let go.”

Unaware of this rule, for love had never confided in me, I recently put a face to my heart’s hunger, and this was an unwise thing to do. For with the fresh sting of hope in its nostrils, its hunger grew

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When the rules of love were written, one of them said this: “Once you put a face to the hunger of your heart, your heart cannot let go.”

Unaware of this rule, for love had never confided in me, I recently put a face to my heart’s hunger, and this was an unwise thing to do. For with the fresh sting of hope in its nostrils, its hunger grew exponentially and fast, and soon engulfed everything: my thoughts, my dreams, my room, my day, the streets, the earth, the sky, and before I really noticed, and before anything could be done to stop the beast, or even slow him down, my life was nothing but hunger for that one face.

Unaware of this rule, yes, but I am no stranger to the hunger. We are acquainted, Beast and I. I say Beast, for Beast he is, but a beast with the softest voice and the sweetest yearning. He is the whisperer of dreams long abandoned and the promiser of perhaps futures. He is also the ruthless and unremitting tyrant dictating moment by moment what you feel and what you do and what you don’t do.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045055420
Publisher:
Ulf Wolf
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
197,921
File size:
166 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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Beast 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for those who have not read any of Ulf's other books (which are good too)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely incredible. Im only a few pages in and I am completely astounded. The metaphor the author uses in the beginning for love is so in depth and thoughtful. It is no doubt i will finish this and be back for more from this author.