Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction

How are you?

How are you? — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

How are you? you ask in a smooth voice with a sympathetic smile on your face.

Before you asked, I was fine. I was relaxed. I was enjoying myself. I had forgotten about my money troubles. I had forgotten about the time pressure. I had forgotten about the lawsuit. I was really fine.

Since you asked, I start thinking and my anxiety comes back with full force.

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.