Vincent Barry’s affection for creative writing is rooted in the theatre. More years ago than he prefers to remember, his one-act plays caught the attention of the late Arthur Ballet at the University of Minnesota’s Office for Advanced Drama Research and Wynn Handman at New York’s The American Place Theatre. Some productions followed, as well as a residency at The Edward Albee Foundation on Long Island. At the same time, Barry was teaching philosophy at Bakersfield College in California and authoring philosophy textbooks. Now retired from teaching, he has returned to fiction. His short story “Dear Fellow Californian” appears in the current issue of Writing Tomorrow Magazine.