New Story Contest: Time Travel

In “The Traveler” Eddy tells Jamie that he attended the Boston Tea Party, sailed with Christopher Columbus, did experiments with George Washington Carver, and that his cat Caesar followed him home from ancient Persia. What would it be like to travel through time? Where would you go? For this month’s contest, everybuggy would love to read your best story about a time travel adventure.

Will you travel to the long ago past, perhaps to ancient Rome or Egypt? Or even longer ago—to the time of the dinosaurs? Perhaps you will only go back a few days to study harder for your math test. Or you might travel into the future instead, and maybe meet your grownup friends—or even yourself! Why do you set out on your time travel adventure? To change history? To help someone in trouble? To retrieve a lost or valuable item? How will you prove to someone that you really traveled through time? Will you have any difficulty getting back, to the future?

Whether you build a time machine in your bedroom, ride your bike through a secret portal, or discover that the weird new kid in your class has been sent from the future, everybuggy will be spinning the dials on Tater’s time machine as they look forward, or backward, to reading your best story—of 350 words or less, please—about a time travel adventure.

  • 1. Your contest entry must be your very own original work. Ideas and words should not be copied.

    2. Your entry must be signed by your parent or guardian, stating that it is your own work, that no help was given, and that Cricket has permission to publish it in the magazine and on our website. 

    3. Be sure to include your name, age, and full address on your entry.

    4. Only one entry per person, please.

    5. If you want your work returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for each entry.

    6. Your entry must be received by September 25, 2020.

    7. Send entries to Cricket League, P.O. Box 300, Peru, IL 61354. (No faxes or email submissions, please!)

    8. We will publish winning entries in the January 2021 issue and on the Cricket website.