Samantha L. Strong

Samantha L. Strong (formerly S. L. Saboviec) writes dark, thought-provoking science fiction and fantasy.

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Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but became an expat for her Canadian husband, whom she met in the Massive Multi-player Online Role-Playing Game Star Wars: Galaxies (before the NGE, of course). She’s the mother of a preschooler and twin toddlers—a houseful of girls will definitely keep her husband on his toes.

In October 2017, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Modern medicine is amazing, which means her prognosis is good, and she’s continuing treatment indefinitely. She’s hopelessly behind on her blog, but she’s spoken frankly about her journey at

Samantha’s short fiction has appeared in Amazing Stories, Flash Fiction Online, AE, and elsewhere. She has three novels out about angels and demons: the first two and a companion novel in her Fallen Redemption trilogy. She’s also the Reprint Editor and has been a slush reader since 2016 at Flash Fiction Online.

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Featured November 22, 2019



Pirates Don't Make Amends

Published Nov 18, 2019 · 2,112 words (8 minutes) · 4 likes · 715 views

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Infamous space pirate Captain Vendetta has orders to retrieve the most important artifact of her career. But to do it, she'll need to confront an old nemesis: her own estranged daughter.

Author S. L. Saboviec’s work has appeared in Amazing Stories, Flash Fiction Online, AE, and elsewhere. She has three novels out in her Fallen Redemption trilogy, and she's the Reprint Editor for Flash Fiction Online.





What It Means to Be a Siren

Published Nov 18, 2019 · 5,187 words (19 minutes) · 550 views

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When a siren who's trying to pass as a human accidentally deep-likes her old friend's Facebook page, memories come flooding back of their time hunting sailors.


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