Fairytale – by Jai Lynn

The chief joy of writing and rehearsing fairytales is that imagination is queen. Often the less believable and less Cartesian a fairytale is, the more appealing and enduring it is. Think of Snow White (how does coughing up a poisoned apple wake someone up from a 7-year death-like sleep?) or the remarkably titled tale “EastContinue reading “Fairytale – by Jai Lynn”

Let’s Live Today- Mahira P.

There comes a time in everyone’s life where we can become overwhelmed by what we see going on around us. Let’s Live Today is a piece that dives into one such moment and the hope the writer found within it. Enjoy! Through closed windows I see the world, I see misery, hardship and the sufferingContinue reading “Let’s Live Today- Mahira P.”

The Lake: A Poem by Kanavin Kaen

Enjoy this poem, “The Lake” by Kanavin Kaen. Our editors loved the way thought-provoking metaphors brought the story in this poem to life. Words rush past my head, Roaring, thrashing, pouring, Drowning me in a riptide Of the most mindless rubbish; Littering my head with feelings I don’t feel, connections that I cannot grasp. Understand?Continue reading “The Lake: A Poem by Kanavin Kaen”

I Have Seen – Mahira

Today we have a poem about the wonders of nature and how it inspires her faith. Every man sees the scattered colours, Hardly any hear them sing. The songs of gaiety, beauty and wonders, I’ve heard them caroling. I’ve seen the flowers dancing, To the wild tunes of winds. I’ve heard the trees chatter, AndContinue reading “I Have Seen – Mahira”

Fall 2020 Issue

We’re delighted to present the fall issue of Radiate Literary Journal. Inside these pages you’ll find stories and poems from talented young writers around the world. Congratulations to the writers who have written pieces selected for this issue. Our editors were delighted to work with you, and best wishes with all of your future writing.Continue reading “Fall 2020 Issue”

Forgive Them – Jamy Starling

This poem by Jamy Starling talks about her emotions surrounding her faith. ‘Forgive them’ Why forgive the unforgivable How to forgive a pain so hard to heal. A thought that we must bear, Imprinted in our minds, of what we have done. He was the way, And we did away with Him. We threw awayContinue reading “Forgive Them – Jamy Starling”

The Girl Who Saw Magic- Pen Wordsmith

Today we’re featuring the poem “The Girl Who Saw Magic” by Pen Wordsmith. This piece dives into the life of a girl who doesn’t see the world the same way everyone else does. It talks about the things she expereinced and how sometimes, there can be magic even in reality. Enjoy! Once was a girlContinue reading “The Girl Who Saw Magic- Pen Wordsmith”

Elegant Frondescence

Enjoy this poem about the complex yet ordered beauty of nature by Navaparna G. Succulent vegetationAugmented the garden in various colorsRoving among the tracksI discovered, confused –Between roses and sunflowersWe cannot compare their beauty,As each reveals its splendor,Exquisitely adorned in precise limitations,They choose to be confined within barriers. No competition could encounter among them,May itContinue reading “Elegant Frondescence”

Not The Girl That You See- Diya Kapri

Today we’re featuring the poem “Not The Girl That You See” by Diya Kapri. This piece brings up the common misconception that the face the world sees is the person that you are. Enjoy! She isn’t the girl I used to know. The girl you see smiles all the time,Hiding her feelings behind a wall;TheContinue reading “Not The Girl That You See- Diya Kapri”

Goodbye – Libby P.

Today we’re featuring the poem “Goodbye” by Libby P. This piece shares a message of hope when the world seems dark and dreary. Enjoy! When days are dark and skies are grey, When roads are seldom traveled down, When soil is hard as sunbaked clay, And once-green grass is stiff and brown; When home isContinue reading “Goodbye – Libby P.”