Snowy Peaks. Always hard to know where to go with these moorland scenes. Was it last year or the one before where I did the stranded motorist?

Thanks as always go to KL Caley at, and this time also to Mary Smith, whose post on Saturday set this idea up for me. Naturally enough, it’s dedicated to her.

Here’s the photo, and the piece is 260 words.

snowy peaks by KL Caley

Snowy Peaks

“Why are we climbing this hill, Roscoe?”

“It’s the border, Nev. Right at the top of these snowy peaks. The crossing point. At least in this part of the world.”

“I thought the crossing point was at the turn of tide on the beach.”

“In Norfolk, Nev. That’s right for Norfolk. But we’re up on the high ground now.”

Neville said nothing, just put his head down and followed in Roscoe’s footsteps, as usual.

Roscoe stopped, and gazed around him. “There. Isn’t it beautiful?”

“It’s a bit cold.”

“You shouldn’t be feeling the cold now.” Roscoe nuzzled Neville’s hair, teasing out the bits where snow had matted it, and then warming his hairy feet for him. “Better?”

“Yes. I feel warm too, now. What next?”

“We wait.”

It might have been an hour. It might have been more, or less. Time didn’t really matter in that place.

“Ah!” Roscoe stood to attention. Neville straightened up beside him.

“There she is, coming up from the other side.”

“Do we go down to greet her?”

“No, she has to make the journey up this final part on her own. We just wait till she gets here. And take her down our side to where all her friends and family are waiting.”

“She’ll like that.”

“She will. It’s been a long journey for her. But it’s over now.”

Neville said nothing, just watched the small figure stumble up the hill towards them, her face losing all the signs of pain and suffering, and breaking into a smile as she recognised her welcoming party.


Don’t miss my seasonal stories on the series websites: Yuletide at Castle Marsh 2021 and Seasons Greetings from Sunset Strip

Snowy Peaks | #writephoto Flash Fiction for @marysmithwriter
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11 thoughts on “Snowy Peaks | #writephoto Flash Fiction for @marysmithwriter

  • 20 December, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Oh! Beautiful. I wondered, since I recognized those names.

  • 20 December, 2021 at 4:17 am

    Lovely prediction with familiar names!

  • 20 December, 2021 at 6:35 am

    This is just beautiful, Jemima. KL <3

  • 20 December, 2021 at 8:52 am

    Jemima this is wonderful, it made me cry . I am sure Mary will love this 💜

  • 22 December, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Through this I have learned of Mary, followed her blog, and sent her a response to what may be her last blog. Your story is so wonderful, so sad, yet so happy and full of promise. Thank you so much.

    • 22 December, 2021 at 3:03 pm

      Roscoe and Neville were dear friends of mine, who went over the rainbow bridge this year ❤️. Roscoe had been ‘thinking’ to Mary during her first bout of chemo.
      Thanks for visiting, Peter. Peaceful Christmas to you.

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  • 23 December, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    This is so very special. Mary will be greeted by many loving friends. Thanks so much, Jemina.

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