Urban Volcano

Fiction by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

Flash fiction


Waved — Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson
Illustration by Börkur Sigurbjörnsson

I lie on my back with my arms spread. It is partially cloudy but comfortably warm. The sea under me and all around is lukewarm but refreshing. The ocean waves alternate between lifting me up and pulling me down. The time stands still. I empty my mind. My only sensation is how my body oscillates up and down to the rhythm of the waves.

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.