Sara Saab

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Sara Saab was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She now lives in North London, where she has perfected her resting London face. Her current interests are croissants and emojis thereof, amassing poetry collections, and coming up with a plausible reason to live on a sleeper train. Sara’s a 2015 graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop. You can find her on Twitter as @fortnightlysara and at

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Be Light. Be Pure. Be Close to Heaven

Published Feb 7, 2019 · 4,467 words (17 minutes) · 4 likes · 574 views

Horror Strange cult body horror trains religion

A member of a cult with unconventional modes of worship finds herself at a crossroads.


It had been a long night. My friend and I had entered a 36 hour film challenge for a local film festival. Nearing the 36 hour mark, running on three and a half hours of sleep and twenty chicken nuggets were were ready to export our final video.

By this time, I was so exhausted I felt wide awake (what…? Yeah, I don’t get it either).

Meandering around my buddy’s house (built sometime in the late seventies) I stared into the kitchen, lost in a daze. It suddenly hit me, this is a great opportunity. I LOVE a frame within a frame, so I quickly scooped up my camera and snapped this shot!
Featured September 14, 2017



The Botix

Published Aug 24, 2017 · 2,045 words (8 minutes) · 12 likes · 1943 views

Science Fiction Robots consciousness houserobot bot heartbreak

We’re excited to debut our first featured story by Sara Saab, a talented London-based writer, originally from Lebanon. Her work is striking for its emotional resonance across many contexts, no less in “The Botix,” featuring Arnie, an automated housekeeping unit infected with a “small mindware virus,” Escape.xprg. As Sara puts it, “he’d made a mistake, but he didn’t deserve the results.”