Friend book had been banned since 2089 and cell phones were illegal. Michelle’s grandmother told tales of a time when corrupt presidents ruled the world and something called the Z-phone eliminated human conversation. Michelle read about it in history books and couldn’t fathom living in a society where a tête-à-tête was erased, by a phone of all things! Absorbed in a biography about Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, she glanced at her watch. French class started in fifteen minutes. She would have to rush if she wanted to be on time.