Michael Capel

Michael Capel is from upstate New York. His stories have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Barnstorm, The Baltimore Review and The South Dakota Review. He now lives in Minnesota with his partner, fiction writer Mollie Ficek, and their dog Rusty.


Smile by Michael Capel

            On the right, my father: tanned and almost bald, sun gleaming on his red scalp. Gas-station shades and his left eye bugging out over the top, thyroid off the hook again. Shorts still wet with salt-water. Pockets lumpy with his wallet, cigars, Zippo. Smiling. Two teeth missing on the […]