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Friday Fiction Mom: Lara Rice

Welcome to the second week of Fiction Mom Friday. Today I get the pleasure of introducing you to Lara Rice. She is Abayomi Rice’s Mom. She wasn’t as much of a stand out woman as Olanma’s grandma, however she was not one to mess with.

Read an excerpt here…(Pictured here is Nigerian Actress Ajoke Silva who I used as character inspiration. Image via Google)

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“Seth Abayomi Rice, you are not missing Christmas for the second year in a row. Make sure you get yourself here by hook or by crook before Christmas day,” his mother, Lara Rice, insisted. He could just imagine her now, walking around their Lekki home with her hands on her hips. After his dad died when he was just three, his mother moved him and his sister back to Nigeria. She needed to be closer to her family. She, however, made sure that every holiday was spent with his grandparents, since he and Zara were the only reminders his grandparents had of their son.

His mother loved to call him by all three names when she wanted to stress a point.  Abayomi stared at his reflection in the mirror as he buttoned up his blue, Ralph Lauren dress shirt which he wore over black dress pants. It was fifteen minutes ‘til eight o’ clock and he didn’t want to be late.

“Okay, Ma. I’ll be there, but I have to make a stop in SA. Grandpa needs me to close this deal on this multimillion dollar complex we have been negotiating. When we’re done, I’ll take the first flight out.” He picked up his comb to put his unruly curls in order.  His mother was quiet.

“You’ll stay for New Year’s abi?”

“Yes, you know you’re my number one lady.”

“Your tongue is always laced with sugar,” his mother said with a laugh. He loved to hear her laugh. She had mourned his father for such a long time. He figured she still did, but at least she now laughed more.

“See you soon. Love you.” As he hung up the phone, he contemplated whether to tell Olanma now that they would be making a stop in Nigeria, or wait ‘til they were on their way to South Africa. Either way, he knew she’d put up a fight, but she was simply stunning when angry and that would be worth seeing.

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You see what I mean. She is not to be messed with. Have you read the Ultimatum Series? Click here

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Blessings

Unoma

 

Friday Fiction Mom: Yewande Adewunmi

Can you believe its May already? And as you know it’s the month for Mothers. Well everyday is the mom for mothers but in the month of May we celebrate Mother’s Day in the US.

I don’t always get to spend Mother’s Day with my mom because she lives in Nigeria, however as you read this I am with her because I’m visiting Nigeria.

In every culture of the world, mothers have a strong place in the family unit and it isn’t different in my fiction novels. This month I’m going to introduce you to the mothers in my books. First up is Yewande Adewunmi of An Unexpected Blessing. Enjoy an excerpt. (Pictured here is Nigerian Actress Sola Shobowale, she was my character inspiration) Image via Google

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Feranmi almost laughed out loud at her mother when she entered into the house. It was almost midnight. Her mother was seated on the couch with her legs crossed at her ankles. Her eyelids were drooping and looked heavy, but she wouldn’t give in to nature. Feranmi knew she’d stay awake ‘til she found out what went on tonight.

“Mummy, hmm…so you didn’t sleep because of this gist?” Feranmi took off her shoes and sat next to her mom.

“Tell me now. What happened? How did it go?”

“Where is daddy?” Feranmi asked, ignoring the questions.

“He is sleeping, oya now—”

“Mummy, I kept an open mind, but my heart was already closed.” Feranmi paused for a response. “He’ll tell his mom and I’m telling you. We don’t have those kinds of feelings for each other.”

“But hasn’t he changed? At least a bit?”

“Yes, he has—”

“You see, if you had given him a chance since I have been asking you. It would have worked,” her mother said.

Feranmi giggled. “No it wouldn’t have Mummy. I had already met Alex, but I kept pushing him away.” Feranmi put her arm around

her mother’s shoulders, when she saw her tear up.

“Mummy, please I need you to support me here. I’m sorry about Aunty Sade. I know she was your only sister, but Alex is different. Nothing like Roland. I need you to trust me and know I can hold my own. You taught me about confidence and self-esteem,” Feranmi said.

Her mother remained silent for a while, then said, “I just want you to be happy. I’m not totally convinced about this Alex, but I will give you my blessing. But mark my words, any day I hear sadness in your voice because of him, I would be on the next Delta flight.” Her mother’s tone was stern and serious. She stood and secured her silk scarf on her head. “Come and help me weigh these bags.”

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I hope you enjoyed the excerpt. You can order An Unexpected Blessing here

Blessings

Unoma