Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction


Payback — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I loved racing my bicycle down the hill. The sun reflected on my forehead and the wind played with the locks peeking down from under the helmet. I felt butterflies in my stomach because the speed was reaching the limit I could comfortably handle.

I was in the seventh heaven until it occurred to me that on my way home I would have to pay for this moment of joy by cycling back up the hill.

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.