Paul Weidknecht

Paul Weidknecht’s work has appeared in Rosebud, Shenandoah, and The Los Angeles Review, among others. He has been awarded a scholarship to The Norman Mailer Writers Colony and is a member of the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC. He has recently completed a collection of short stories.

Stories by Paul Weidknecht

The Call Was for a Foot

Illustrated by Joe Zabel

Goosedown flakes fell clear and defined against the backdrop of the dark evergreens across the valley, and Clad stood leaning forward, his forearms atop the deck’s rail, the flask dangling from a hand. The call was for a foot, ending sometime after midnight: Santa was going to have a rough go of it. He tipped …


Time to Leave

Illustrated by Monique Laffite

Timing was bad. Terrible, in fact. I shouldn’t have brought up the subject while we were in the truck, and for sure, telling her I was leaving while we were rounding a curve wasn’t bright. A straight stretch of road wouldn’t have made my intention any more acceptable, however, it might have made its delivery safer. …