Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction

The barber

The barber — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Listen, said the barber as I sat down in his chair. I have been a barber for 30 years. I have had the hair of uncountable interesting personalities in my hands. I have heard all the stories that exist under the sun. I have had enough. I have no interest in knowing who you are, where you come from or what you are going to do this weekend. I am just going to keep my mouth shut and cut your hair. Understood?

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.