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The Urban Volcano is a collection of short fiction stories written by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson. The short stories are to a large extent based on real life events from the author's life as an Icelander living abroad. Although the tales contain grains of truth, they are melded with fiction, making the reader curious to know the line between reality and fantasy. The Urban Volcano has published 999 Abroad — a collection of short stories. The book is available as an ebook and paperback.

The people in the square


On a warm Sunday in August, an aspiring writer heads to his favorite square in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona in search of inspiration to rid him of his writer's block. Read more ...

Julia


While on a pub-crawl with his friends, Vilhelm meets Julia, a mysterious Austrian woman who keeps appearing and disappearing. Read more ...

The Darkness


Young siblings walk together along a gravel road on a dark Icelandic autumn night, discussing whether there exists things that one sees better in darkness than in daylight. Read more ...

The Storm


A rare Mediterranean storm takes a sleepless Icelander on a ride across the Atlantic Ocean and back in time, to his childhood home on the East Iceland fjords. Read more ...

The Neighbors


The narrator invites a friend to his new apartment and discovers that his neighbors are not what what he had expected them to be. Read more ...

The Toy


Wandering around the Gràcia neighborhood looking for a shop that sells cacao powder, the narrator comes across a toy that grabs his attention. Read more ...

Awake in a dream


Failing to sleep, Pierre shake off his insomnia by going for a walk through the streets of Barcelona, but accidentally walks into Natasha's dream. Read more ...

What is the traffic like in Finland?


Sipping beer at a terrace café in Virreina square in Barcelona, two men get into a discussion about one of the men's perceived nationality. Read more ...