SHORT STORIES

THE AVALANCHE

This Avalanche Scene from Ice tells of a New Yorker’s desperate struggle to survive during WWI, on the Italian Front in the Alps.

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CREVASSE

Trapped in a deep crevasse, cursing himself for trusting a snow bridge, a Himalayan climber gathers in his mind the strength to climb out. Regretting leaving his wife and newborn child, he goes through the motions of a fierce struggle to reach the top, only to fall into a state of shock.

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DELETED SCENES FROM THE BROTHERS CRO-MAGNON

On the body of a Neanderthal woman discovered in the permafrost, Soviet scientists found ancient human semen, 31,000 years old. Sperm rapidly cooled to subzero temperatures in the sterile environment of pure ice, as well preserved as it would be in a modern sperm bank. Nine months later, with the help of some courageous Dolgan women, four brothers who should have been born during the Pleistocene burst into modern life.

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NINETY PERCENT OF THE PIE

On business in New Delhi, a young woman who has it all is robbed in a market and finds herself adrift. Desperate, muddy, penniless and drenched by the monsoon, she struggles to survive. When a wizened old nun takes her under the Sacred Heart’s wing, she realizes that having Ninety Percent of the Pie isn’t so important after all.

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