Well, it was a close one... but the Killer Dialogue, September Writer's Choice champ is:
none other than Dave Lambertson
Score - 4 - Unsaid
by David C Lambertson (eldave1) writing as Anonymous - Are things truly better left unsaid?
Prompt: You're not the one for me. - Short, DramaTied for second place, James and Anthony :
Score - 3.45 - Howard's Jewelry and Loan
by James Williams (jwent668
writing as Blank - A boxer pays a visit to his loan shark after being told he has exactly one hour to settle his outstanding debt.
Prompt: You have exactly one hour - Short, Crime
Score - 3.45 - Connected
by Anthony Cawood (AnthonyCawood) writing as Isaac Asimov - What if the point of singularity has already happened and we just don't know about it.
Prompt: You have exactly one hour. - Short, Sci FiOne for the girls... Taking up third place, good on you, Marnie!
Score - 3.3 - You Can't Force Love
by Marnie Mitchell (mmmarnie) writing as Omg Stfu - In search of love, a determined man receives help from a female friend.
Prompt: You're not the one for me. - Short, Rom ComIn fourth spot, nice one, Ben!
Score - 3.25 - …For Dummies
by Ben Clifford (AlsoBen) writing as Dr. Steven Brule - A couple planning a special evening for their anniversary have exactly one hour until their guest of honor arrives.
Prompt: You have exactly one hour. - Short, Rom ComSome really close scores followed, so in no particular order: -The Night Siren
by John Staats (JEStaats) writing as A True Man's Capote - A man comes to the aid of a desperate woman in need.
Prompt: A woman on a ledge. - Short, CrimeCaller Unknown
by Warren Duncan (Warren) writing as Anonymous - An emergency call center attendant attempts to talk a young woman off the ledge as she asks him increasingly personal questions.
Prompt: Woman on a ledge. - Short, DramaSpiro
by Rob Herzog (Rob) writing as Buster Scruggs - Two loudmouth gangsters die slowly in a room.
Prompt: Blood everywhere - Short, CrimeTemptation
by Owen Herity (Geezis) writing as Max Pipsy - A man and woman debate the fate of the world in a locked room.
Prompt: Things are not what they seem. - Short, Sci FiHuberis
by Mark Renshaw (markrenshaw) writing as Mean Muddy Funster - A notorious gang leader's self-important is taken down a peg or two when circumstances force him to take a trip in an Uber and he encounters a quirky driver who meticulously obeys the sat nav instructions.
Prompt: I just make up these rules, I have no control over them. - Short, DramaClean Slate
by Claudio Saez (Claudio) writing as Also Blank - Two brothers catch-up after one of them goes to rehab.
Prompt: It's a dead end. What now? - Short, DramaUnlawful Duties
by Mark Moore (Irisheyes) writing as Bette Davis - Two dirty cops investigate a Hobo in an alley at what cost?
Prompt: It's a dead end. What now? - Short, ThrillerA Very Bad Date
by Joe Garza (SPQR) writing as Rocky Custer - A guy's plan to philanderize with his secretary goes awry when his wife shows up -- and then things get much worse.
Prompt: Dead person in a room. - Short, CrimeSafety
by Rene Claveau (ReneC) writing as Mr. Bond - When a strange package appears at the door, a couple are at odds about what to do with it.
Prompt: A mysterious parcel is delivered to your house. - Short, Sci FiFirst Call
by Mark Dykshoorn (MarkD) writing as Harry Boesch - A rookie police detective experiences his first crime scene investigation with a seasoned partner.
Prompt: Dead person in a room. - Short, Crime
Congrats to Rob
- a query on this one already. Hope you'll be back for the next OWC.
And special thanks to Greg, Faisal, Jeff, Ghostwriters, Kham, Yuvraj,
and anyone else (apologies if I missed you) for contributing to the reading and reviews even though you didn't enter.
Was a fun challenge. Thanks to all for entering.