Originally posted on BigCloset as "Frank, My Dear" now on Kindle from DopplerPress
by Angela Rasch
Frank, who recently lost both parents, has become a guttersnipe. Barely able to eke-out adequate food to sustain him, he lies about his age to join the new Union Army. Shortly after the Civil War’s first battles, Frank’s cut off from his regiment and finds himself behind enemy lines -- in almighty trouble. A group of entrepreneurial strumpets save his life by taking him in and disguising him as the daughter of their madam.
This story occurs mainly in the 1860s. Given the times, some of the language is very offensive and racially, hell-fired wrong.