Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction

The sign

The sign — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I regretted having asked God for a sign. I wasn’t seeing things any clearer now than I had done before. I was just as confused. Maybe I still felt dizzy after being struck by a lightning, but I did not dare to ask God for further elaboration.

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.