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”

In a City Made of Gold by Divyank J.

Many of the significant civilizations of the past who had written language compiled sets of sacred texts. Often lengthy, these collections served various purposes, such as commemorating great people and great deeds, instilling central values and beliefs into new generations, and organizing the practice and system of religion. The Ramayana is one of the greatContinue reading “In a City Made of Gold by Divyank J.”

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”

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”

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.”

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”

First Frost – Libby P.

Today we’re featuring a lovely essay entitled “First Frost” by Libby. We love how this piece showcases Libby’s masterful use of vocabulary to express her ideas. Enjoy! The ice-frosted grass glistens in the soft light of dawn.  Glassy beads of dew bend the slender, white blades—bowing, as it seems, to hail the morning. Thrills ofContinue reading “First Frost – Libby P.”

Grief and Gifts – Ashley B.

Today we’re featuring the essay “Grief and Gifts” by Ashley. This piece is the author’s reflection on the nuanced feelings that come with adoption, and what that has meant for her. Whether or not you were adopted, you’ll connect with some part of this essay. Enjoy! Today it truly hit me, adoption is the bestContinue reading “Grief and Gifts – Ashley B.”