You thought I forgot. Ha.
A little twist this time. Pick up the first novel to hand, and go to page 85. Reading from the top of the page, find the first bit (sentence, partial sentence, whatever) of dialog. It doesn’t matter how short it is, but if it’s long, just take the first clause or two.
Post your contributions here, as usual. I’ll let this one run probably all week.
I’ll start with Con Ed, by Matthew Klein: