Three Things Challenge: PL36

Today Paula’s prompt words are: insomnia, meringue, basementThe residents of Harlow House had an average age of 73 and rented four apartments in the building. It suited them all as they had their independence but also company should they wish it, and their landlady was an absolute gem.
She occupied the basement flat and from time to time the most delicious aromas would waft up from below stairs and tease their taste buds. She was always ready with a cake,  scones or other confection and never missed the birthday of any of her tenants.
George from Number 2 was thrilled when he recognised his favourite, lemon meringue drifting on the air and hoped some of it would be coming his way later in the day.
What none of them realised was that Mrs Harlow suffered from insomnia, and the only way she could get any respite was to bake. On a pension herself, she placed five dollars from the rent of each in a jar and used that to buy her ingredients for her bake-athons.
They were a happy rotund bunch and the atmosphere was more of family than business.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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4 Responses to Three Things Challenge: PL36

  1. Sadje says:

    A lovely, yummy story

  2. That’s most certainly quite an exceptionally nice arrangement~

  3. Milly says:

    Makes me hungry!

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