Richard O'Bryant began his writing career early with poems and short stories. Next came playwriting, with Shark in the Bathtub as the first of two collaborations with Carla Hosein. It was first performed in 1992 for Stanton College Preparatory School's inaugural Night of One Acts. A move into journalism came later with his involvement as an editor for The Spinnaker, the campus newspaper of the University of North Florida. Richard left us too early on September 12, 2005.