Journey From Zero to Becoming a Hero – Shraddha Pandey

Author Shraddha Pandey writes a motivating story of a man who started his own business by going against societal norms. Once upon a time, there was a guy named Alex who was looking for a job; a job of any kind. He went through many incidents in his life: losing his parents at a veryContinue reading “Journey From Zero to Becoming a Hero – Shraddha Pandey”

A Fountain of Betrayal and Wishes – Skipper

Today we have a short story by Skipper that introduces us to a world much like our own, but with a dash of magic. It highlights the theme “be careful what you wish for” through a pair of relatable teenage characters. Emma Rosalind Bayberry stood at the head of the picnic table. On a plateContinue reading “A Fountain of Betrayal and Wishes – Skipper”

The Princess and the Water Lily by Mahira P.

We all know the story of Cinderella in every variation – or do we? This story by Mahira P. makes a commentary on the fairy tale genre by changing up the evil stepmother narrative we all expect. Enjoy! The Princess and the Water Lily In the country of Mondovia, there once was a king withContinue reading “The Princess and the Water Lily by Mahira P.”

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”

What Might Happen – Libby G.

Enjoy this story “What Might Happen” by talented young author Libby G. Table of Contents The Beginning of the End The Great Flood Realisations The Sighting Voices The Malums Capture A Very Big Kiln I’m Not the Only One Escape A Choice When the Story is Over Epilogue The Beginning of the End I feelContinue reading “What Might Happen – Libby G.”

A Bird With Small Bones – Tan Ruey Fern

Today we have a dystopian short story by Tan Ruey Fern. In this version of the future, main character Songthrush tries to cope with her guilt and climate anxiety. Up and down the garden fence, she strung up the corpses of cans. Cans from the vending machine, cans from the stores, cans from every streetContinue reading “A Bird With Small Bones – Tan Ruey Fern”

The Dragon – Tey Phinesse

Today we’re sharing a short story, “The Dragon” by Tey Phinesse. This story is an intriguing exploration of the dark side of heroism. Enjoy! There once was a knight in the Land of Wonder. Now, in this Land, there was a city, or a small village if we’re being particular. A dragon had terrorized thisContinue reading “The Dragon – Tey Phinesse”

Flower Mouth – Sammi Lee

Today we’re sharing a short story written by Sammi Lee titled “Flower Mouth.” The author is extremely talented and pens with a moving, enthralling writing style that is completely captivating. Note from the editor: This is one of my favorite short stories I’ve edited, ever, and I hope it speaks to everyone as much asContinue reading “Flower Mouth – Sammi Lee”

Redemption of the Frog (With Romanian Words and Phrases) – Skipper

This retelling of “The Frog Prince” by Skipper beautifully presents the theme of redemption. The biting wind lashed against her cheek, whipping her long, dark hair into a frenzy. Part of her longed for the warmth and comfort of her bed, but she knew she must press on. She spared one last look for theContinue reading “Redemption of the Frog (With Romanian Words and Phrases) – Skipper”

The Man Who Forgot – Pen W.

Today we present the poem “A Man Who Forgot: A Warning for the Present Age” by Pen Wordsmith. She wrote this poem to emphasize the danger of erasing our past and refusing to learn from mistakes. Once was a man who tried to leave behind, All the things from where he’d come. But sadly heContinue reading “The Man Who Forgot – Pen W.”