This is a great example of a “high context” story, by the way. If nothing else, the “burning plum” angle is quite specific to a few people. And yes, this is all supposed to mean something.
Mara stood in the snow, eating a plum.
“This really is delicious!” she said.
Then, she vanished in a flash of flame. The snow melted, leaving a warm field covered with daisies.