Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction

The novel

The novel — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I opened the notepad and started writing. The words jumped from the tip of my pen like blue-clad paratroopers out of the hatch of an airplane. The story flowed as a river in the springtime. I felt good. I enjoyed sneaking into the world of the novel. I enjoyed submerging myself completely in a world where I had total control over the plot.

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.