Shooting the Bitch
Written by Nicole Chin
Publication Date September 13, 2013
Short, sharp, and unexpectedly disturbing, “Shooting the Bitch” is the award-winning story from newcomer Nicole Chin.
While doing chores with his father on a summer afternoon, a young boy is asked to take care of a lingering problem in their household. Set in rural Ottawa, “Shooting the Bitch” reveals the nature of a boy's relationship with his parents and the divisions that run through their family.
Nicole Chin’s short stories have been published in the Queen’s University Undergraduate Review and the anthology Lake Effect 6. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Helen Richards Campbell Memorial Award, and in 2013, “Shooting the Bitch” received the McIllquham Foundation Prize for best original short story. Recently, one of her stories was longlisted for the House of Anansi Broken Social Scene Short Story Contest. She is a graduate of Queen’s University where she studied under Canadian poet Carolyn Smart. She is currently a student of the MFA in Creative Writing program at University of Guelph.