Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction

The street cleaner

The street cleaner — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I meet him every morning on my way to the subway. He is there on the same street corner, sweeping and shoveling up heaps of fallen leaves. We greet each other. It is a pleasant part of the daily routine.

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.