Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction

Blood revenge

Blood revenge — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I listened to the beast approach, smacked my arm with an open palm and left a trail of blood on both body-parts. I reached for a napkin and wiped off the red fluid.

I am generally speaking an animal friend, vegetarian and a member of various animal welfare charities. There is, however, something about killing mosquitos that gives me a great deal of pleasure. I call it blood revenge.

Börkur is an avid storyteller with a keen eye for quirky characters, funny dialogs and vivid scenario descriptions. Much of his writing falls within the genre of realistic fiction and his stories are more often than not based on real events in the author’s life. Although the tales contain grains of truth, they are melded with fiction, making the reader curious to know the line between reality and fantasy.