Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction


Sharks — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I cannot help smiling as I swim past the big glass window at the deep end of the pool. I think of the times I hardly dared swimming there due to fear that the window would burst open and out would swim a pack of man-eating sharks.

There are mixed feelings brewing in my mind as I think back at how hard it was to be a young boy with too wild imagination — terribly afraid of my own fictional creations.

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.