Peter J. Atwood fiction

I like words, and more, words that are used well. This is where I collect them. Most I come across in the works of other authors, but on occasion I find some in the wild myself.


“You might jest as well go an' shoot yourse'f before startin'. That'll save your hoss the long ride.”

—Max Brand, The Untamed

Spoken to a cowboy about to ride off on a fool’s errand.