Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction


Jasmine — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I watered the jasmine plant in the bedroom. I knew it very well that the plant was completely dehydrated and had been dead for quite a while. Yet, I could not bring myself to leaving it alone unwatered. There was something within me that told me I couldn’t discriminate against some of my plants. Even if they were dead.

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.