Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction


Superhuman — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

“Is it true?” you asked when I told you about the latest rumors that were flying about the cafeteria at lunchtime.

“As far as I know,” I answered. “However, I cannot be hundred percent certain. I’m only human. I’m no historian.”

“So, you consider historians as super-human creatures?”

“No,” I replied. “It was just a figure of speech.”

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.