Last of the Ice MenLast of the Ice Men7 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
On the crags of the frozen Himalayan mountains live mongol families residing in yurts. Some prefer to live in the valleys, as the terrain makes it easier to raise goats. And some avoid the heights altogether out of fear of a legendary Ice-Man, who is said to terrorize and haunt those who dare to live there.
One of those families who braved the heights was the Li family. Both parents were God-fearing persons who had been touched by the Bible's message of a messiah, a Christ-child, and were unafraid of the silly legends of Ice-men. In addition, they felt that the higher grounds somehow brought them closer to God. The clear, starlit nights with full moon-views were unobstructed by the lights of cities. Many a night they would gaze up at the heavens with their small children, and praise the one who made these things.
Now, one of the Li children was a young girl named Lindessa. Lindessa was no ordinary child. From the time that she was born sh