Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction

Walking against the flow

Walking against the flow — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

As I listened to more presentations about how we could improve our urban wellbeing, the more I felt myself as an alien in this world.

When the world believes in a future of self-driving cars, I dream of a future of self-walking humans. When the world is excited about installing sensors for smart parking, I think of walking as the smartest parking solution.

When the world starts debating technology as humanity’s savior, I go for a walk in the park.

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.