A rapid decrease in the value of money has caused for radical action. Desperate and in need of a new currency system businessmen have taken away the only free thing left in this world: our words. People are now given quota for each word that they use. A scientific renaissance has led to new found research and testing enabling people to implant a frequency chip device that works in conjunction with the brain. The chip monitors speech patterns and saves people’s word bank data onto a network. As a result short direct sentences are mainly affordable for middle class members of society while speeches are strictly reserved for the elite and wealthy. Having access to the consumption of words ultimately makes people in complete control while others left mute, are powerless in their poverty.
After the switch of currency strong willed teenager, Jezebel rebels publicly against her father’s support for the new radical scheme. After losing all her estate, Jezebel is left with no money to transfer and convert into the value of words, leaving her mute. Silenced and Lonely Jezebel forges a unlikely friendship with well-to-do Evan who is also against his father’s word currency global scheme. Can these two unlikely teenagers take on corporate giants when every syllable is costing them?
In this time of currency change, corruption is seen everywhere with many rich exploiting their new found dominance over the poor who are now left in debt. This is ultimately the story between the desire to find your own voice and regain normality to a society drowning in a sea of silence. Will the human language as we know it become extinct? Can Jezebel make her father see the pain he is causing before it’s too late and her word quota runs out?