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.


“Sometimes I play it smooth; sometimes I play it like a waffle pan.”

—Raymond Chandler, The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, CBS Radio

Philip Marlowe, after a suspect quips, “You like to play it smooth, don’t you?”