Short Story Sunday: Treasure by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Series: Hush Collection

Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psychological thrillers, in which deception can be a matter of life and death. Each piece can be read or listened to in one truly chilling sitting.

Author: Oyinkan Braithwaite
Published:  July 30, 2020
Audiobook: 40 minute read/ 31 Pages

Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: October 7, 2021
Jessica’s Rating: 3 stars

Short Story Description:

Treasure is a wannabe Instagram influencer in Lagos, Nigeria. She shows off a luxurious life in a gated community that her almost five thousand followers can only dream of. @Sho4Sure is determined to be part of it. The macho mechanic is Treasure’s number one fan, and double taps and blushing emojis are no longer enough. He needs to meet her in the flesh. If only Treasure were more prepared for destiny.

Jessica’s Review:

Taking place in Nigeria, Treasure dreams to become an Instagram sensation and in some ways, she already has… and not in a good way… This is another story about the dangers of social media and putting yourself out there whether it is the truth or not.  Our society has become narcissistic in ways and we are all ‘walking zombies’ constantly connected to our phones; some people can’t stand to be away from their phones at all.  Smart phones have dumbed down us as a species.  This is a well written story, that shows one to be aware and think about what you post on social media before you actually do it.

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