Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction


Köningegg — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I walked over to the sink to wash my hands. I looked in the mirror and smiled politely at the reflection of the man who stood at the next sink.

“Are you in the car business?” the reflection asked.

“No,” I answered, hesitating a little since I did not know exactly what he meant by “you.” I did not know everyone who was at our table in the club, but I was pretty sure none was in the automotive industry.

“He does look quite like Köningsegg — the bold guy,” said the man. “And you look like his chief engineer.”

“I’m sorry,” I said as I dried my hands on a mini-towel. “You are confusing us with others.”

We walked together back into the dining hall and I wondered that it was a nice change to be confused with some other celebrity than Jürgen Klopp.

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.