After ten years as a filmmaker, Randi Triant received her MFA in writing and literature from Bennington College. Her first novel, The Treehouse, is forthcoming from Sapphire Books Publishing in 2018. Randi’s nonfiction and fiction have appeared in literary journals and magazines. The Pecking Order is in an anthology published by Black Lawrence Press, celebrating the AIDS literary magazine, Art & Understanding: Literature from the First Twenty Years of A&E. The Memorial was in the anthology Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora. Her story Starfish won the Salt Flats Literary Journal Emerging Fiction Writer’s award in 2007. Commenting on why she chose ‘Starfish’, judge and author Wendy Rawlings said, “Though it’s a story about infidelity and betrayal, which have of course been written about thousands (millions?) of times, the unsentimentality and economy of this writer’s prose and the precision of the images, which slide effortlessly and therefore convincingly into metaphor, make this old subject new and affecting.” Randi has taught writing at Emerson College and Boston College.