"'Enough,' says Bill. 'In ten minutes I shall cross the Central, Southern and Middle Western States, and be legging it trippingly for the Canadian border.'

And, as dark as it was, and as fat as Bill was, and as good a runner as I am, he was a good mile and a half out of Summit before I could catch up with him." (The Ransom of Red Chief, O'Henry)

 Creative writing can be one of the most difficult, yet satisfying, things to do in any classroom. Seeing your story in print and having other people read and enjoy your work is one of the greatest feelings that an author can have. People have been enjoying The Ransom of Red Chief for almost one hundred years now. Which one of our class's stories do you think will last that long?